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]
Honourable mentions for Monica Lopez (Spain), Desislava Banova (Bulgaria) and Kenyena Mollen (Uganda)
19 video clips of TV weather forecasts were submitted for the Award, ten of the entries were received from countries outside of Europe. The selection committee choose the forecast produced by Martín Barreiro (Spain) to receive the award.[more]
The EMS Outreach & Communication Award 2015 is presented to the UK Festival of Weather, Arts and Music; two other projects will receive honourable mentions.
Founded in 2012 by Pierrette Thomet Stott, the Festival of Weather, Arts and Music (WAM) has found new ways to communicate the beauty and fascination of meteorology thereby enhancing the understanding of weather and climate science by the general public in the United Kingdom. This outstanding initiative has broadened the reach of scientific meteorology, [more]
Stéphane Foucart regularly publishes articles on the environment and climate change in the “Planet” section of “Le Monde”. He was nominated for the Journalist Award on the basis of three recent articles published in “Le Monde”:[more]
The EMS Young Scientist Award 2015 is awarded to Miguel Potes from the University of Evora, Portugal, for his publication: “Satellite remote sensing of water turbidity in Alqueva reservoir and implications on lake modelling”, M. Potes, M. J. Costa and R. Salgado; Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, [more]