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The CMOS Bulletin is the open-access, on-line magazine of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. It covers relevant news stories, events and announcements postings, expert perspectives, and articles on the latest in research and technological developments in meteorology, oceanography, and climatology. The Bulletin is used for informing both members and the general public of the scientific news and events of the Society, in a language and format that is accessible to anyone with a general interest in weather, ocean and climate sciences.

Until recently, the Bulletin was published as a bi-monthly print-only magazine, and distributed only to members, with past issues available as downloadable PDFs. The Bulletin dates back to 1967, with archived copies still available on the main CMOS website. As of September 2017, 50 years after the very first issue, the CMOS Bulletin has moved to an on-line format, in keeping with the Society’s social and environmental imperatives. All of the content of the CMOS Bulletin is now open access. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. This is in accordance with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.

The CMOS Bulletin does not have article processing or submission charges.

The Bulletin seeks contributors who may wish to send articles, project development reports, workshop reports, letters etc. to the editor:

Isabelle Lao, B.Sc.  
CMOS Bulletin
PO Box 3211, Station D
Ottawa, ON K1P 6H7

Guidelines for submissions and policies for publication are available here


Old Logo

Old Logo
The CMOS logo was originally a snowflake with the name of the Canadian Meteorological Society and later the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.

New Logo

New Logo
The present logo, adopted in 1986, symbolizes its meteorological background with diagonal lines depicting rain, and blue waves representing the ocean interests of the Society.