ECCC – DFO CONCEPTS Webex Seminar 2:00 PM (ADT) Wednesday September 2

Greg Smith & J-P Paquin (ECCC, Dorval QC), M Dunphy (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney BC), Youyu Lu (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth NS)

Please join us for the first of two ECCC DFO CONCEPTS seminars this Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2pm Atlantic Time (Canada). The seminar will be presented using Microsoft Teams, which can be downloaded here.

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Meteorological Masterclass Webinar Series

The Royal Meteorological Society has joined with the University of Reading to offer a Meteorological Masterclass Series providing training for professionals working in Meteorology and Climate Science. Leading experts will present the latest science for understanding and predicting storm track behaviour across three timescales: from the synoptic-scale meteorology of storms and blocking, to weather-regimes and their consequences for extended-range forecasting and the impacts of climate change and its simulation.

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Kimberly Strong Hands Over CMOS Presidency to Marek Stastna

Dear CMOS Friends and Colleagues,

June marks the end of my year as CMOS President. It has been an honour to serve in this role, which has been both eventful and rewarding, particularly over the last several months. I sincerely thank CMOS staff, Council, Executive, Centre Chairs, and Committee Chairs and members, for their support and for all their contributions to CMOS over the past year.

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New CMOS President: Marek Stastna

New CMOS President: Marek Stastna

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CMOS President, Marek Stastna

During the June 23, 2020 54th Annual General Meeting, CMOS welcomed its new incoming President, Marek Stastna. Marek received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2001. After three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Atmospheric Physics group at the University of Toronto, Marek returned to the University of Waterloo where he is presently a Professor of Applied Mathematics.

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CMOS Recognizes 2020 Awards Winners at Virtual Congress

OTTAWA, June 12, 2020/ As part of its Alternative Congress and leading up to its Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS.ca) is pleased to announce that ten Canadian scientists, scholars, and researchers have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding in the fields of atmospheric sciences, hydrology, meteorology and oceanography.

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CMOS Statement on Racism: A Time to Act

We witness with anguish the violent and fatal results of endemic anti-Black racism within the institutions of law enforcement in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. The subsequent tributes to George Floyd, and protests against police brutality and racism in both the USA and Canada have elevated the issue to the forefront of public attention, and remind us of the systemic injustices faced by Black communities.

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Message from the CMOS President: Alternative Congress & Virtual Sessions

– By Kimberly Strong, CMOS President and Professor & Chair, Department of Physics, University of Toronto –

Dear CMOS Friends and Colleagues,

Over the last two months, we have all had to adjust to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and CMOS is no exception. In March, we monitored the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation on a daily basis, and on April 3, we decided to cancel the 54th Congress, which was scheduled for May 24-28 in Ottawa. This decision was based on the recommendations of local, provincial, and federal governments and public health agencies regarding actions needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our communities.

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