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2021 CMOS Scholarships

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), the premier Society for atmospheric and oceanographic sciences in Canada, offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climate, oceanography and related fields (e.g., mathematics, hydrology, limnology).

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2021 CMOS Congress – Call for Session Proposals

Dear CMOS member or past Congress participant,

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) 55th Congress will be held 31 May to 11 June, 2021, hosted by the Vancouver Island Centre. The Congress will be held using a virtual (on-line) format, extending over a longer period, 9-10 days, with reduced hours each day to accommodate multiple time zones.

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David Grimes Appointed to the Order of Canada

Congratulations to David Grimes, C.M, who is to become a Member of the Order of Canada, for his outstanding leadership in meteorology and for his pioneering development of a global strategy on climate change and disaster-risk preparedness.

2020-2021 Arctic Winter Seasonal Climate Outlook for Sea Ice

– By contributors from Environment and Climate Change Canada, University of Quebec at Montreal, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Finnish Meteorological Institute, World Meteorological Organization, Climate Prediction Centre of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the International Arctic Research Center –

Arctic Climate Forum Consensus Statement

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CMOS Fellows and Honorary Fellows Nominations Deadline: March 15

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) FELLOWS and HONORARY FELLOWS Nominations Deadline: March 15.

March 15th is the deadline to recognize your colleagues by nominating one or more of them to be a CMOS Fellow or CMOS Honorary Fellow. It may seem far away, but it always arrives faster than we expected.

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An Update on CMOS’s 2021 Virtual Congress

Update 9 November 2020

1. The 2021 Congress will be entirely on-line, over the 2-week period: 31 May – 12 June. To accommodate different time zones across Canada, the daily conference hours will be shorter: 0800-1300h Pacific Time; 1100h-1600 Eastern Time.

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Announcing the WeatherPod with Alan Thorpe and David Rogers

The WeatherPod – the podcast which explores the role of the weather enterprise in building resilience to extreme weather & climate change.

The WeatherPod is a unique podcast exploring how weather and climate information is produced and used, and the key role of national and international co-operation in addressing the mounting challenges to life, society and business from extreme weather and climate change.

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CMOS Call for Awards Nominations

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) AWARDS Nominations Deadline: Feb 15.

February 15th is the deadline for nominations for the CMOS Prizes and Awards. It may seem far away, but it always seems to arrive faster than we thought.

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The Challenge of Maintaining Fraser River Sockeye Salmon in a Warming World

– By David Levy –

This article first appeared in The Province on September 13, 2020.

Opinion: The DFO has done the right thing this year by closing Fraser sockeye fisheries.

The return of only 283,000 Fraser River sockeye in 2020, the lowest number recorded, has again triggered expressions of concern for these iconic salmon, debate as to what is causing their demise and recognition of the critical need for effective conservation strategies.

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