Agricultural Meteorology Conference Session (EMS 2017)

The European Meteorological Society (EMS) annual conference is coming to Ireland this September. The European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology will run from the 4th – 8th September 2017 in Dublin. This conference typically attracts over 600 people each year from all related sectors.

This year there is a dedicated session on Agricultural Meteorology. Attendance, as well as the presentation of an oral or poster presentation is open to all (conference fee applies). Ireland’s agricultural sector is well recognised and respected internationally. This provides a great opportunity to highlight Ireland’s activities in the agrometeorology area.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 21st April 2017. Abstract submissions can be made through the EMS website.

Presentations related to all agrometeorology topics are invited including:

  • Agrometerological monitoring and forecasting methods
  • Providing agrometeorological information to support decision making in agriculture
  • Agrometeorological modelling (e.g. modelling agrometeorological related diseases, frost protection warning methods, drought indices etc.)
  • Interactions/feedback of farmers and other end users of agrometeorological products and services
  • Weather and climatic extremes and their impact on agriculture
  • Methods of measurements and observations (e.g. ground based equipment, remote sensing products, citizen science, Big Data and SmartAg etc.)
  • Communicating uncertainty and graphical representation for decision makers (e.g. GIS, timelapse, geolocation, ensembles etc.)
  • Climate change impacts on agriculture observed and/or predicted
  • Agrometeorological networks
  • Agrometeorological training and education

If you are interested and would like to discuss things a little further please feel free to contact me, Keith Lambkin, Agricultural Meteorology Unit, Met Éireann, +353 (0)1 8064200

We hope to see you there!