Welcome to the International Forum of Meteorological Societies
News and Announcements
IFMS redoubles its effort to create/strengthen National Meteorological Societies and Regional Meteorological Societies by holding Zoom-Meetings in each region.
IFMS is proud to announce creation of African Meteorological Society (AfMS) which is currently being registered. IFMS plans to
become one of its strongest proponents to build capacity in Africa through this volunteer-based organization. As soon as it is
registered, we plan to hold an inauguration ceremony in which we will invite all international organizations related to
IFMS believes that all countries – no matter how big or small - can have a National Meteorological Society (NMSoc).
This has become possible due to the existence of IFMS, Regional Meteorological Societies (RMSs) and other strong NMSocs
with which you can partner. The availability of tools (WebEx, Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) for Virtual Meetings and Conferences
and for Webinars has made it possible for even the smallest countries to have an NMSoc, conduct Virtual Events and engage
with other societies for creating capacity in their country.
IFMS is assisting in creating NMSocs around the world. Please approach us for assistance to create your NMSoc with
membership from PPA sectors which will become your door to the Global Weather Enterprise. Please see the related documents
on this link.
We are pleased to welcome Uganda Meteorological and Allied Professionals Association (UMAPA) to IFMS Fraternity.
We urge all NMSocs who are not Yet members of IFMS to become members to be involved in international activities.
IFMS assists African Nations to create African Meteorological Society which has now been registered in Addis Ababa where the WMO RA1 Office is located
Grand Inauguration Ceremony to be held in June/July 2022 Time Frame. Show your Interest in participating in Inauguration by sending an email to: email@example.com
National Meteorological Societies are an Important Component of Global Weather Enterprise They assist you in Capacity Building in your Country
IFMS Global Meeting 7:
Held in 5 Sessions between November 17 to December 15, 2021
IFMS held its Global Meeting/Conference #7 (Virtual) in the months of November and December this year – 2021, which included the following 5 sessions:
Session 1A on November 17 (at 15:00 UTC) and Session 1B on November 18 at (05:00 UTC): Get to know your sister Societies: In both sessions 1A and 1B, each Society got approximately 8 minutes to make their presentation. A total of 22 Societies made their presentations and that was followed by a short discussion on how IFMS can help member Societies to grow.
Session 2 on November 24 (at 8:00 AM NY) - Part 1: Importance of Creating NMSocs (30 minutes) and Part 2: A Panel Discussion on IFMS Approach on Education and Training (90 minutes).
Session 3 on December 1 (at 8:00 AM NY) - Part 1: Presentation on IFMS Value Proposition and Financial arrangements (30 minutes). Part 2: A Panel Discussion on “IFMS Value Proposition (VP) and prioritization of VP items”.
Session 4 on December 8 (at 8:00 AM NY) - Part 1: Public Lecture on Causes of Global Warming & Climate Change (GW&CC), its Remedies and knowing it is happening how to cope with the effects of GW&CC. (40 to 45 minutes). Part 2: Panel Discussion on Part 1 Subject. This session lasted for approximately 2.5 hours.
Session 5 on December 15 (at 8:00 AM NY) - Part 1: First hour - Presentations on Multi Hazard, Early Warning System of Europe A4EU - MH-EWS) by two European Speakers. Part 2: Panel Discussion on Requirements of MH-EWS and best ways to make it available to all countries. (60 minutes). This session lasted approximately 2.5 hours.
YouTube Link for Session 5 is: https://youtu.be/uBRQmtCqiJQ
The Report of the 5 Sessions is provided here.
Webinars Conducted by IFMS:
Webinar 8: September 23, 2021: Education & Training Presented by: IFMS, RMetS and AMS
Webinar 7: April 7, 2021: Presentations for Creating National Met Societies Presented by: IFMS
Webinar 6: February 17, 2021: Global Campus Initiative and IFMS E&T Program
Webinar 5: January 29, 2021: COMET Training Programs and IFMS Approach to E&T
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