News from EMS Members

150 years Hungarian Meteorological Service

The Hungarian Meteorological Service dedicates all year 2020 to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of its foundation. The jubilee year is marked by several important events: issue of a national stamp and coin, press and science conferences, and dedicated publications.[more]

AME Fotoinverno and Meteovideo 2020

Asociación Meteorológica Española (AME) runs a biennial meteo video competition. The winner of Meteovideo’2020 is El cielo afortunaddo, compiled using some spectacular time lapse videos taken on Tenerife Island, Spain, by Roberto Porto Mata.
AME also published the results of its photo competition, “Fotoinvierno’2020[more]

ÖGM Margules Prize 2020: Daniel Fenner

Daniel Fenner from the Institute for Ecology, Department of Climatology at the Technical University of Berlin, was selected to receive the Max Margules Prize of the Austrian Society for Meteorology for his paper “Intra and inter ´local climate zone´ variability of air temperature as observed by crowd sourced citizen weather stations in Berlin”. The work was published in the Meteorologische Zeitschrift, [more]

New web tool to monitor quality of observations

The WMO and ECMWF launched a new web-based interface to help monitor the availability and quality of global meteorological observations. The WIGOS Data Quality Monitoring System (WDQMS) monitors the availability and quality of land-based surface and upper-air observations. It is based on near-real-time monitoring information provided by four participating global NWP centres[more]

250 years of meteorological observations in Lithuania

First regular air temperature (instrumental) observations in Lithuania were taken in 1770, a complete air temperature time series is available since 1777. The weather radar station at Vilnius Airport was launched in 1974. The automation of observing stations started in 2003. …[more]

Interview of the month: Clemens Simmer

Clemens Simmer, DMG, talks about his concerns about decreasing numbers of students taking up meteorology and the challenges to implement effective organisational structures to achieve the goals of the society. [more]

Enthusiastic new board of the Spanish AME

The new board of AME, appointed last spring, has started its mandate with enthusiasm. Outreach activities have been particularly enhanced and the dissemination of news through the web page and twitter has increased significantly …[more]

2019 Weather Photographer of the Year

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) announced the winners of 2019 Weather Photographer of the Year at its Weather Live event in October. More than 5,700 images were submitted by 2,000 photographers from around the world. The overall winner was a beautiful image taken by Gareth Mon Jones …[more]

Europhotometeo 2020: Submission is open

Europhotometeo 2020: Registration and submission for the EMS photo competition is now open, with the deadline on 15 January 2020. The winning entries are determined by the votes of a jury consisting of the Presidents of all 38 EMS Member Societies. A prize is also announced for the favourite of the public voting.[more]

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