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Welcome to the International Forum of Meteorological Societies

Uniting National Met. Societies for S&T Collaboration and Capacity Building

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COMET Training Programs and IFMS Approach to E&T

Webinar 5: January 29, 2021
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Global Campus Initiative and IFMS E&T Program

Webinar 6: February 17, 2021
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Presentations for Creating National Met Societies

Webinar 7:  April 7, 2021
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News and Announcements

IFMS is proud to announce the creation of the African Meteorological Society.  We are working on creating National Meteorological Societies in Africa and elsewhere.

IFMS Newsletter Volume 6

New Reports

Detailed Report of IFMS Global Meeting #6 (IGM-06)
Detailed Program of IFMS Global Meeting #6 (IGM-06)
Detailed Status Report of IFMS Global Meeting #6 (IGM-06)


Future in-person meetings are uncertain due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Webinar on How to create a National Meteorological Society will be arranged for April 7, 2021.  You will be informed via email as well as an announcement on this website.

IFMS welcomes Brazilian Meteorological Society (SBMET) which became IFMS member in January, 2020.

We urge existing Meteorological Societies of other countries which are not IFMS Members yet, to become members of IFMS and enjoy the benefits of being a member of your fraternity.

If your country does not have a Meteorological Society, we strongly recommend your National Meteorological Service to create one. We will fully Guide you how to achieve it.  Please send a message to asking for assistance.

IFMS completed its Global Meeting #6 concurrently with AMS’ Centennial Celebration in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on January 14 and 16, 2020.  It featured presentations by Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary General, Dr. Louis Uccellini, the Director of the National Weather Service, USA, Dr. Vladimir Tsirkunov, the Team Leader of GFDRR's Weather and Climate Information for Decision Support (WCIDS) Program, Dr. Mary Glackin, President of AMS, Dr. Michael Farrar incoming President of AMS, Dr. Bob Riddaway, President EMS and the IFMS Council members.  Dr. Timothy Spangler spoke about WMOs Global Campus and Dr. Walter Dabberdt about AMS Volunteer force Initiative.  See the Summary Report of this meeting #6.

IFMS redoubles its effort to create/strengthen National Meteorological Societies and Regional Meteorological Societies by holding Zoom-Meetings in each region.

Please follow all the Guidelines to protect against COVID-19.  We care….

About IFMS

The International Forum of Meteorological Societies (IFMS) is an organization to foster and encourage communication and exchange of knowledge, ideas and resources among the world’s more than sixty meteorological societies.

The IFMS is quite distinct from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Whereas the WMO is an agency of the United Nations that deals with cooperation between Meteorological Services of various nations, the IFMS is meant to create cooperation between Meteorological Societies of the World. The Summary of the IFMS Value Proposition is provide in this link.

The IFMS is organized exclusively for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, including, but not limited to:

  1. Foster, promote, and encourage cooperation, communication, collaboration, and exchange of knowledge, ideas and resources among the Meteorological Societies of the world.
  2. Advance the science and profession of meteorology and related sciences worldwide and to assist the development of applications of these subjects for the public welfare and benefit of the peoples of the world.
  3. Develop international bridges to encourage collaboration among public, private and academic sectors as a well as users.
  4. Assist in developing and promoting capacity building efforts that produce effective and sustainable service capabilities in developing countries.
  5. Assist all meteorological societies in developing best practices.
  6. Assist developing meteorological societies to strengthen themselves.
  7. Help start new meteorological societies in countries where none exists.
  8. Facilitate cooperation between meteorological societies worldwide.
  9. Facilitate the sharing of relevant accreditation information, procedures, guidelines and standards and, to do any and all things permitted for a not-for-profit corporation organized under prevailing laws in the jurisdiction where IFMS is incorporated.
  10. Assist National Meteorological Societies to promote collaboration among the Private/Public/University/ NGO sector social civil organizations
  11. Assist Private Sector companies to facilitate international outreach, specially to build infrastructure in developing countries.