EMS Council and General Assembly meet in Budapest
The decisions ….
The EMS Council at its 39th Session on 2 September 2018 in Budapest re-elected Jean-Pierre Chalon (France) as Vice-President and Heinke Schlünzen (Germany) as Treasurer for another term of three years until autumn 2021.
The Council also made the following decisions:
- It approved new membership of the EMS Awards Committee, including the new chair Mojca Dolinar from Slovenia;
- It approved new membership of the selection committee for the Technology Achievement Award;
- It approved the membership of Laura Zubiate (Ireland) on the Liaison Committee and renewed the term of Renate Hagedorn (Germany) on the Committee on Meetings;
- It decided to continue with the Europhotometeo competition in 2020;
The next Council Session will take place on 27 & 28 March in Denmark.
Following the Council meeting the 20th EMS General Assembly took place in a lively atmosphere and discussed further development of the network of Members and Associates and sharing of information. The discussion evolved around questions on how to distribute the newsletter (ems-message) to a wider readership and how to use social media more effectively to inform and stay in contact with the community.
Accreditation and support for early-career scientists were topics on which the Members shared their experience on what works. Independent assessments are key for accreditation and present an opportunity for societies to establish themselves as independent bodies in such processes and to gain recognition.
The General Assembly then elected the Greek Meteorological Society (Panagiotis Nastos) and the Swiss Meteorological Society (Saskia Willemse) as representatives on the EMS Council for the next three years.
On the day of the General Assembly the Chairs of the Media Team and the Liason Committee recorded interviews with the EMS Treasurer Heinke Schlünzen, Dennis Schulze, who represented the Associate Member group of Service Providers on the EMS Council, and Fritz Neuwirth, who represented the Austrian Met Society on the Council for the last three years.
More interviews with EMS2018 participants are available on YouTube.