EMS Annual Meeting, 2–6 Sep 2024, Barcelona & online: Call for session proposals until 15 Jan 2024

The 2024 Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society will take place as a hybrid event at the Historical University of Barcelona & online from 2 to 6 September 2024: https://www.ems2024.eu

Call for session proposals

Everyone is invited to contribute to the building of the scientific programme by proposing new sessions and conveners: Please visit the present skeleton programme and use the tools provided to insert your proposal in the appropriate part of the programme: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EMS2024/provisionalprogramme

We encourage all participants interested in organizing a session to build diverse convener teams, considering multiple countries and institutes, career stages, genders, and all other forms of diversity. Please note that we assume that those volunteering as conveners are normally planning to attend the EMS Annual Meeting. Details on tools for conveners during the organization of the sessions are provided at: https://www.ems2024.eu/information_for/conveners/convener_guidelines.html

This public call for session proposals is open until 15 January 2024. Following this, the Programme and Science Committee will compile the final session programme for the call for abstracts.

The role of weather and climate research in the achievement of a climate-neutral Europe

A thematic focus of the 2024 Annual Meeting, reflecting the interests and activities of the host institutions in Spain, will be on the challenges and opportunities to support the urgent transition to a climate-neutral European society.

In the pursuit of a sustainable and climate-neutral Europe, the role of weather and climate research is paramount. As our planet faces the pressing challenges of climate change, the need for informed decision-making and innovative solutions becomes increasingly evident. This conference focus topic aims to explore the critical role of weather and climate research in shaping policies, strategies, and technologies that will pave the way towards a climate-neutral Europe.

The theme will be prominently discussed in the plenary & strategic events. Session convenors are welcome to consider addressing specific aspects of this focus if it is relevant to the scope of their session; however, this is no requirement. Please visit the website for more details: https://www.ems2024.eu/programme/thematic_focus.html

Aims & opportunities

The Annual Meetings of the EMS aim at fostering cross-fertilisation of ideas, feedback between science and applications, and the involvement of all the diverse actors in the fields of weather, climate, water, and the environment. The session programme will offer many opportunities for collaboration across the entire weather and climate enterprise (public, private, academic, users, and NGOs) to benefit societies in Europe and worldwide.

We would be delighted if you would inform your colleagues about these opportunities and distribute the invitation to your networks.

Martina Junge, EMS Executive Secretary
On behalf of the Chair of the Programme and Science Committee and of Programme Stream Moderators

Katharina Huckemeyer & Taryn Riches
Copernicus Meetings