Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

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Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

Postby Stephen Burt » 2013 Jan 23, 16:35

We are pleased to announce the Royal Meteorological Society 2nd Amateur Conference will be held on the weekend of 13 to 15 September 2013 at the University of Reading. This will be a joint event with COL.

The Conference aims to look at how the weather impacts our lives - from weather observing and photography, to sharing our passion of meteorology with others. It is planned that the programme will include keynote contributions from both professional and amateurs.

The RMetS, COL, The Cloud Appreciation Society, and TORRO are among the groups that will be involved in the meeting, which is open to all with an interest in the weather and climate, including observing and photographing the weather. The conference immediately follows the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) and the 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) also being held at the University of Reading, and we are keen to attract a European audience to our Amateur Conference.

There will be several keynote talks and the programme will also include a visit to a weather station, poster sessions, exhibition and a conference dinner.

Further information is available on the RMetS website
http://www.rmets.org/events/rmets-amate ... rence-2013
and registration details will be available from 11 February 2013.

Save the date in your diary now: 13 to 15 September 2013!

Stephen Burt and Roger Brugge
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Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire - central southern England
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Records commenced here 1987 - local records available back to 1862
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Re: Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

Postby Stephen Burt » 2013 Feb 19, 20:56

RMetS will open registration for this year's conference within the next few days. Details will appear on rmets.org shortly. Following the popularity and success of the 2010 event we are expecting high demand, and the number of accomodation packages is limited, so early registration is advised to ensure you get the package you want.

Looking forward to it - see you there!

SB
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Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire - central southern England
51.4°N, 1.0°W, 60 m AMSL, station grade A - AAAA47R
Records commenced here 1987 - local records available back to 1862
The Weather Observer's Handbook: www.measuringtheweather.com
Stephen Burt
 
Posts: 247
Joined: 2011 Dec 02, 19:36
Location: Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire; a well-exposed rural site, 10 km SW of Reading

Re: Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

Postby Stephen Burt » 2013 Apr 06, 22:03

We are pleased to announce the Royal Meteorological Society’s Second Amateur Conference Registration is now open. You can register on-line or download the registration form and send this to the Society. A 10% discount has been applied to these prices for registration before the 30 May 2013 so register now to take advantage of these lower costs!

The Conference will be held on the weekend of 13 to 15 September 2013 at the University of Reading. The Conference aims to look at how the weather impacts our lives – from weather observing and photography, to sharing our passion of meteorology with others. It is planned that the programme will include keynote contributions from both professional and amateurs, and more details on the programme will follow in the coming weeks.

The European Meteorological Society (EMS), Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), Climatological Observers Link (COL), The Cloud Appreciation Society, Weather Arts and Music (WAM) and TORRO are among the groups that are supporting the conference. The conference is open to all with an interest in the weather and climate, including observing and photographing the weather. The conference immediately follows the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) and the 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) also being held at the University of Reading.

There will be several keynote talks and the draft programme is available on the Royal Meteorological Society website (we also hope to include the draft programme in the forthcoming bulletin). The conference will also include a visit to a weather station, poster sessions, exhibition and a conference dinner.

Further information is available on the website
http://www.rmets.org/events/rmets-amate ... rence-2013

Register NOW to take advantage of early registration discounts!
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Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire - central southern England
51.4°N, 1.0°W, 60 m AMSL, station grade A - AAAA47R
Records commenced here 1987 - local records available back to 1862
The Weather Observer's Handbook: www.measuringtheweather.com
Stephen Burt
 
Posts: 247
Joined: 2011 Dec 02, 19:36
Location: Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire; a well-exposed rural site, 10 km SW of Reading

Re: Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

Postby Stephen Burt » 2013 Apr 16, 19:55

As promised in my earlier post, here's the draft programme:


At the time of writing, final details and timing of the programme are still being confirmed, but the schedule and running order are likely to be:

Friday 13 September
1830 Weather-related music and recital programme to welcome delegates
1900 Conference dinner and welcome by Dominique Marbouty, President of EMS

Saturday 14 September
0920 to 1300 Opening with a daily current weather briefing, the morning session will consist of several presentations on the topic of ‘Citizen science’. Tea and coffee will be served mid-morning.
1300 Sandwich lunch - Opportunity to view conference exhibition and to socialise
1400 to 1700 The afternoon session will be based upon the theme of ‘Practical weather observing’ and will include presentations on the Met Office WOW system, instrument reviews and other relevant topics. Tea and coffee will be served mid-afternoon.
1700 to 1730 COL’s Annual General Meeting will be held during the conference. All are welcome to attend (although of course only members may vote)
1800 to 1900 Climate Change panel – your opportunity to ask your questions on climate and climate change to some of the world’s leading experts in the field
1930 Hot Buffet Dinner and Meteorological Quiz – with prizes! Brush up on your meteorological theory and trivia!


Sunday 15 September
0920 to 1300 Sunday morning opens with a short current weather briefing, followed by speakers whose theme will be ‘Depicting the weather’ – in art, photography, music and poetry. Tea and coffee will be served mid-morning.
1245 to 1330 Sandwich lunch – and workshop sessions
1330 The afternoon session will continue with tours of the University of Reading’s Atmospheric Observatory, including (weather permitting) a radiosonde launch during the afternoon, with real-time results and analysis relayed on-screen. If you have never seen a live weather balloon launch before, this is your chance!
1500 Conference close

More details on the programme will follow as we get nearer the event, and regular updates will appear on the Royal Meteorological Society’s website (see below).

For more details and to register: http://www.rmets.org/events/royal-meteo ... conference

Registration is now open - hope to see as many COL members as possible at this year's event!
SB
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Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire - central southern England
51.4°N, 1.0°W, 60 m AMSL, station grade A - AAAA47R
Records commenced here 1987 - local records available back to 1862
The Weather Observer's Handbook: www.measuringtheweather.com
Stephen Burt
 
Posts: 247
Joined: 2011 Dec 02, 19:36
Location: Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire; a well-exposed rural site, 10 km SW of Reading

Re: Announcing the 2013 Amateur Meteorologist conference

Postby Stephen Burt » 2013 Jul 15, 18:37

RMetS have just announced a two-week extension to the lower conference fees - until 29 July: see below.

Attendance is already up to 2010's very successful event, but the more the merrier! Don't leave it too late though, as numbers for catering etc have to be confirmed well in advance of the event and late registrations may mean meals and accommodation at the university will no longer be available.

Come along and meet fellow COL members and enjoy an interesting and stimulating weekend's presentations. Hope to see as many of you as possible in September!

SB

-- RMetS announcement follows --

We are pleased to announce the Royal Meteorological Society Second Amateur Meteorologists’ Conference registration cost has been reduced from today for two weeks until 29 July 2013. If you have not already registered you can register on-line or download the form and send this to the Society. Register now to take advantage of these lower costs!

The Conference will be held on the weekend of 13 to 15 September 2013 at the University of Reading. The Conference aims to look at how the weather impacts our lives – from weather observing and photography, to sharing our passion of meteorology with others. A full programme is also available on the website and includes keynote contributions from both professional and amateurs.

The European Meteorological Society (EMS), Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), Climatological Observers Link (COL), The Cloud Appreciation Society, Weather Arts and Music (WAM) and TORRO are among the groups that are supporting the conference. The Conference is open to all with an interest in the weather and climate, including observing and photographing the weather. The Conference immediately follows the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) and the 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) also being held at the University of Reading.


Further information is available on our website
http://www.rmets.org/events/rmets-amate ... rence-2013
Register NOW!
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Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire - central southern England
51.4°N, 1.0°W, 60 m AMSL, station grade A - AAAA47R
Records commenced here 1987 - local records available back to 1862
The Weather Observer's Handbook: www.measuringtheweather.com
Stephen Burt
 
Posts: 247
Joined: 2011 Dec 02, 19:36
Location: Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire; a well-exposed rural site, 10 km SW of Reading


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