Message from the IFMS President

Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia, IFMS PresidentWelcome to the IFMS website.  IFMS was created to facilitate collaboration between the world’s Meteorological Societies using modern channels of communication.  IFMS helps strengthening societies through this collaboration and also helps build capacity in developing countries.

IFMS has been incorporated and is ready for cooperation with the WMO to achieve scientific progress and with WMO and World Bank for capacity building in developing countries.

First of all, we have defined the Value Proposition and conducted a survey of member societies to determine their priorities.  We are now in the process of implementing the resulting prioritized Value Proposition.  A major part of this implementation is upgrading information on the website along with implementing modern means of communication such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.

The website upgrade includes some new Tabs for Collaboration and Resources.  Under Collaboration, you have the possibility to look for Research partners, cooperate in each other’s conferences and seek International Opportunities.  Under the Resources Tab, you can share any interesting Webinars, Best Practices and Free Publications of those societies which are prepared to share them at no cost. 

Many of the Tabs state what information will be populated under those Tabs/Sub-Tabs.  Member Societies are requested to provide information they would like to include.

Being a volunteer-based organization, we are always looking for volunteers to assist us in various activities including implementation of the Value Proposition.  Please offer your services.

Please note that IFMS Meeting #5 is planned to be held in Budapest, Hungary on September 5 and 6, 2018.  We hope that all member societies and would be member societies will attend this meeting.  We will also hold our Biannual General Body Meeting and elections for the Council at this event.  We look forward to your strong participation in the activities of the IFMS.

Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia
President IFMS

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