News from EMS Members

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]

Jon Wieringa 1938-2019

Jon Wieringa, one of the founders of the European Meteorological Society (EMS), died on 1 November.
In 1991 Jon visited the headquarters of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Boston to find out more about its certification programme. During the visit he discovered[more]

German Met Society’s Educational Events for Schools

In protests such as “Times of Climate Change” and “Fridays4Future” younger generations pose questions and make demands regarding what needs to be done to protect our climate. Meteorologists can play an important role in this area because the science of meteorology involves many aspects of climate change. However, it is a challenge …[more]

Looking into the past to understand the future

In collaboration with the Grantham Institute, the RMets hosted a joint meeting on 3 April 2019 on a geologic epoch 5.3 to 2.6 million years ago – the Pliocene. This era was the last time carbon dioxide concentrations on Earth were as high as today.[more]

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