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, as well as the increasingly intertwined nature of weather and climate services, a new concept for the programme of the annual conference was developed in collaboration with all stakeholders. This new concept has since been 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 2022 EMS Annual Meeting, held at the University of Bonn, Germany, from 4 to 9 September 2022, was Connecting communities to deliver seamless weather and climate science and services. For the 2023 event in September 2023 in Bratislava the additional focus is Europe and droughts: Hydrometeorological processes, forecasting and preparedness.
- The EMS has a sustainable meetings policy.
Forthcoming Annual Meetings
- EMS Annual Meeting 2023: 3–8 September 2023, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
- EMS Annual Meeting 2024: likely 2-6 September 2024, Historical University of Barcelona, Spain
Venues for 2025 are currently under consideration, venues for years beyond 2025 are open for proposals.