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SGM elected Michael Sprenger as new President

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]

Certification Scheme for Meteorologists in Italy

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]

APMG, Portugal: New President elected

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]

EWOB – European Weather OBserver

ESSL has launched a weather app: EWOB – European Weather OBserver

With EWOB you can report the weather right where you are and see what people in your surroundings are reporting. In this way, you[more]

Società Meteorologica Italiana: 150-year anniversary

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]

The Use of Satellite Information in Nowcasting and SRNWP

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]