EMS Annual Meetings
The Annual Meetings of the EMS aim at fostering exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas in the meteorological, climatological and related communities, focusing particularly on strategic issues relevant to the future of meteorology in Europe.
Until 2016, the EMS Annual Meetings were organised alternately with the European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC) and the European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM). In light of the growing role within and engagement with society, and the increasing intertwined nature of weather and climate services a new concept of the annual conference was developed with all stakeholders to meet these challenges, and since successfully implemented.
The alternating focus on weather and climate from year to year will be continued and highlighted through the conference theme. The theme for the 2020 EMS Annual Meeting in Bratislava is Europe and droughts: Hydrometeorological processes, forecasting and preparedness.
- The EMS has a sustainable meetings policy.
The conference in the social media
During the EMS Annual Meeting in September 2019 in Lyngby/Copenhagen interviews with conference participants were made:
- Interviews with speakers at the EMS Media Session, including the threee Media and Communication awardees
- Interviews with the Harry Otten Prize winners and finalists, and members of the Harry Otten Board (link to YouTube).
- Interviews with stakeholders, organisers and poster presenters
Forthcoming Annual Meetings
The EMS Annual Meeting 2020, due to convene on 7-11 September 2020 in Bratislava has been cancelled, in view of all uncertainties concerning the spread of COVID-19, travelling limitations, social distancing, etc.: Read more
EMS Annual Meeting 2021: 06-10 September 2021, planned at the Historical University of Barcelona
EMS Annual Meeting 2022: 05-09 September 2022, University of Bonn, Germany
Venues for 2023 are currently under consideration, venues for years beyond 2023 are open for proposals.