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. black and white photo of dozens of men in suits in front of a building at CMOS's first Congress in 1967.This continues a long tradition which started 53 years ago when the Society was founded. Recipients were recognized for their work in advancing weather prediction capabilities, supporting Olympic weather forecasting, understanding the role of biology in ocean dynamics, training and mentoring students, and publishing major research works.

This year’s AGM on June 23rd signals the end of CMOS’s alternative, virtual Congress that has been taking place over the past few weeks in lieu of its traditional Congress. CMOS is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of its winners, as well as the important work of its CMOS members who have convened a total of 16 virtual sessions on topics relating to this year’s Congress theme: “Building Societal Resilience to Changing Weather, Climate, Oceans and Environment.”

“We are delighted to recognize this year’s recipients of three CMOS prizes, two medals, one award, and one fellowship for their important contributions and accomplishments in meteorology and oceanography. At the same time, CMOS announced the winners of its undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships.” says CMOS President Kimberly Strong.

To view a complete list of 2020 winners and their citations, please click here.

CMOS is a major non-governmental organization serving the interests of meteorologists, climatologists, oceanographers, limnologists, hydrologists, and cryospheric scientists in Canada. The Society addresses a broad range of national and international meteorological and oceanographic concerns including weather and weather extremes, global warming, ozone depletion and surface air quality and their effects on all aspects of life in Canada including forestry, agriculture and fisheries.

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