Welcome to EMS media services

The EMS events bring together some 600 actors of the meteorological, climate and related communities in Europe and beyond: from national weather and hydrological services, private service providers, academia and educational institutions, the media, and international organisations. These events serve as an annual forum fostering cross-fertilization and exchange.

The EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017 will be held from 4 to 8 September 2017 at the Helix Conference Centre Dublin, Ireland.

The theme of the EMS2017 is Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information.

A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data now available – both observational and modelled – to generate and communicate effectively relevant, tailored, and timely information, ensuring the highest-quality support for users' decision-making.

This is relevant for the whole spectrum of users: from specific user groups such as the emergency management agencies, local planners and enterprises that are weather sensitive, to individual members of the general public. Realizing the value of meteorological and climate information to government, industry, and all sectors of society is the focus of this conference.

Some of the prevalent issues to be discussed include: Observation data, Instrumentation, User focus and support tools, Big data, Open data, Communication, Decision-making under uncertainty, Weather and climate predictions and projections.

Media Registration (deadline 18 August 2017)

Accredited journalists and public information officers of scientific societies, educational institutions, or government agencies may register for the EMS Annual Meeting 2017 as members of the media free of charge. A business card must be presented. Freelance science writers must present a current membership card from EUSJA, NASW, NCSWA, CSWA, ISWA or SEJ or evidence of a by-lined science story published in 2016 or 2017. Scientists are not eligible for media registration.