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International Association of Broadcast Meteorology

Purpose and Objective


  • To represent the worldwide broadcast meteorology community
  • To collaboratively work with WMO through our Observer Status, and with other appropriate organisations including SMF/FIM, AMS, EMS and NMHSs, to support and promote the profession of Broadcast Meteorology
  • To support and encourage members in the improved delivery of weather and climate services to the public, especially those from developing countries
  • To promote, encourage and organise conferences and other opportunities for members to network and engage in Continuing Professional Development
  • To actively encourage members to maintain the highest professional standards through promoting appropriate initiatives and mechanisms
  • To encourage members to contribute to disaster risk reduction through the provision of timely and accurate weather forecasts and warnings to the public
  • To actively support and develop regional sub-groups to enhance the focus on national and regional weather broadcast issues.

Acronym: IABM

Country or Region: worldwide, but registered in Ireland, as a company limited by guarantee, with the Companies Office, Dublin.

Established Since: 1994

Number of Members: around 200 members, but as most of them are working in the media-business we have the capacity to reach, through our members, many millions of people around the world. IABM also has a significant database of weather-presenters around the world who broadcast on Twitter.



John Teather; Inge Niedek; Gerald Fleming


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Other Society Information:

The IABM has observer status with the World Meteorological Organisation.