At its General Assembly in November 2015, the Swiss Society for Meteorology (SGM) elected Michael Sprenger as new president for a term of four years. He suceeds Saskia Willemse (MeteoSwiss).
Michael Sprenger did his PhD in atmospheric dynamics at ETH Zurich, where he is now working as a senior scientist. His main interest is in atmospheric transport modeling, mountain meteorology and synoptic climatology. [more]
To commemorate the World Meteorological Day, the Cavanis historical meteorological site of measurementswill have a day of “open doors” on 9 April 2016 (23 March is too close to Easter).
At this ancient observatory a little[more]
On Friday, 04 March 2016, the public presentation of a certification scheme for Meteorologists and Meteorological Technicians in Italy tool place at the Università degli studi di Bologna. The Associazione Geofisica Italiana (AGI) has been involved from the start in the formulation and development of the scheme.[more]
On 17 February 2016 the Portuguese Association of Meteorology and Geophysics (APMG) has elected Olavo Rasquinho as its new President. He succeeds Luis Pessanha. Sílvia Antunes continues as General Secretary of the Society.
Mr. Olavo Rasquinho retired recently from his position as Secretary of the UNESCAP/ WMO Typhoon Committee[more]
The Società Meteorologica Italiana (SMI) will mark the 150-year anniversary of SMI and the Moncalieri weather observatory with a symposium on Friday, 27 November 2015 in at “Carlo Alberto” College in Moncalieri, near Torino, where the association was born in 1865 due to the initiative of the Barnabite meteorologist Francesco Denza.[more]
At the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference held in Toulouse from 21 – 25 September 2015, Jeanette Onvlee (KNMI) and Johannes Schmetz (EUMETSAT) convened a session on ‘Advances in Utilisation of Satellite Data for Nowcasting and Limited Area Modelling’. This session was concluded with a panel discussion entitled ‘Use of Satellite Information in Nowcasting and Short-range Numerical Weather Prediction (SRNWP)’.[more]
The EMS Council on 06 September 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, eleceted Jean-Pierre Chalon, France, as new Vice-President, and K. Heinke Schlünzen as new EMS Treasurer. Bob Riddaway, who represented the RMetS, UK, on the EMS Council for 7 years, is now replaced by Ewen McCallum.[more]
A total of 425 Years of Weather Celebration
On 2nd September 2015 the Austrian Meteorological Society celebrated 150 years of existence, being the third oldest meteorological society in the world. The celebrations under the title[more]
Poster on Ensemble-based Soil Initialization for Seasonal-to-Decadal Predictions
The committee congratulated the winners on their excellent presentation, which was well organised, clear with good structure and most importantly attractive.
The science was innovative and[more]