ems-message August 2019

WMO competitions and challenges

The World Meteorological Organization has launched three initiatives that are of general interest to the meteorological community: a calendar competition, an weather app award and a the second verifcation challenge.[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]

EMS Tromp Award 2019 for Diego Miralles

Diego Miralles from the University of Ghent, Belgium, receives the EMS Tromp Award 2019 for an outstanding achievement in biometeorology. The award is funded by the Solco W. Tromp foundation, together with travel awards for young scientiest to attend the EMS Annual Meeting in Copenhagen 2019.[more]

Amanda Ruggeri wins EMS Journalist Award 2019

Amanda Ruggeri, Editor, London Features and Editor, BBC Future, receives the Journalist Award for her article “Miami’s fight against rising seas” in which she addresses the important issue of the impacts of climate change. She covers various aspects of the subject – environmental, social and political – while presenting different points of view …[more]

EMS Outreach & Communication Award 2019: Communicating climate change

Comunicare il cambiamento climatico, a project devoted to raise awareness for the effects and impacts of climate change in the Friuli Venezia Giuglia region, will receive the EMS Outreach and Communication Award 2019. The project approaches the topic from very different angles and is aimed at different audiences.[more]

EMS TV Weather Forecast Award for Karsten Schwanke, Germany

The forecast by Karsten Schwanke, broadcast on the ARD Weather Show on 16 February 2019, was selected for the EMS TV Weather Forecast Award 2019. The presentation is an excellent example of how to link a weather forecast with explaining meteorological phenomena.[more]

Open Consultative Platform organised by WMO

A High-Level Round Table on “Partnership and Innovation for the Next Generation of Weather and Climate Intelligence” marked the launch of the Open Consultative Platform (OCP) with the main objective to foster cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and long-term approaches in identifying and addressing collaboratively the grand challenges facing the global weather enterprise ….[more]

Interview of the month: Cyprus

The President of CYMETA, Chrystalla Papachristodoulou, explains the activities of the society, talks about the expectations how EMS can support member activities and the challenge to combat climate change.[more]