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Voting by CMOS Members can be done electronically, or at the ballot box at the CMOS Booth in Saskatoon.
Voting is open from May 21 to June 21, 2013.
To see the photos and vote electronically, please go to: http://cmos.ca/photocontest.html
CMOS Webmaster / Webmestre de la SCMO
(20 May 2013)
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) is seeking
applicants for the position of Executive Director. Please read
the attached notice
and circulate it to your colleagues.
years a search engine from a small private company has been used to do
a custom search of the CMOS web site. Our site now has too many
pages for this engine to index; as a result, many documents especially
pdfs are not searched.
So, beginning immediately, I have switched the main page search engine to Google's Custom Search. Web site sub areas such as Private sector, SCOR and the Historical Photos are still using the old search engine, but will be changed shortly.
Please send me any comments you have about the Google searcher.
Older web sites often list links to other related source of information. Our main tabs Other Links / Autres Liens tried to do that for the past 15 years. We have just removed those two pages because:
We hope these changes are helpful and do not cause any inconvenience.
|Depuis de nombreuses
années un moteur de recherche à partir d'une petite
entreprise privée a été utilisé pour faire
une recherche personnalisée du site Web de la SCMO. Notre site a
maintenant trop de pages à indexer pour ce moteur, ayant comme
conséquence que de nombreux documents, notamment ceux en format
PDF, ne sont pas inclus dans la recherche.
Donc, à partir de maintenant, j'ai changé le principal moteur de recherche à celui personnalisé de Google. Les sous-zones du site Web tels que le secteur privé, SCOR et les photos historiques utilisent encore l'ancien moteur de recherche, mais seront modifiées prochainement.
S'il-vous-plaît envoyez-moi vos commentaires que vous pouvez avoir sur le chercheur Google.
Les sites Web plus âgés listent souvent des liens vers d'autres sources d'informations connexes. Nos principaux onglets "Other Links / Autres liens" ont tenté de le faire durant les 15 dernières années. Nous avons juste enlevé ces deux pages parce que:
Nous espérons que ces changements sont utiles et ne causeront aucun désagrément.
The 15 February
deadline for nominations for the CMOS Prizes and Awards has passed but
there were no nominations for several of them. Because of that, the deadline has been extended until 28
February. Please take a moment to visit http://www.cmos.ca/prizese.html
for instructions on how to make a nomination and then submit something
on behalf of one of your colleagues or students. There are many
deserving potential candidates who go unrewarded each year because we
were too busy to work up a nomination. It is not too late to do it now!
The deadline for nominations for CMOS Fellow is 15 March. Now is the time to put together a nomination on behalf of a deserving colleague. See how to do it at http://www.cmos.ca/fellowsnomination_e.html
La date limite du 15
février pour la soumission des mises en candidature pour les
prix et récompenses de la SCMO a été
dépassée mais il n'y avait aucune nomination pour
plusieurs des prix. À cause de cette situation, la date limite a été
prolongée au 28 février. Veuillez prendre quelques
secondes pour visiter
http://www.cmos.ca/prizesf.html pour lire les instructions, puis
prendre le temps pour soumettre la nomination d'un de vos
collègues ou étudiants. Il y a beaucoup de personnes qui
méritent d'être reconnues qui ne le sont pas, parce qu'on
est trop occupé. Ce n'est pas trop tard; faites-le maintenant!
La date limite pour les mises en candidature pour les membres émérites est le 15 mars. Le temps est propice pour faire une soumission d'une mise en candidature d'un de vos collègues qui le méritent. Voir comment le faire à http://www.cmos.ca/fellowsnomination_f.html
Denis A. Bourque
Awards Coordinator CMOS
Postal address: PO Box 3211 Stn D, Ottawa ON
Courier address: 200 Kent Street, Ottawa ON
Street address: 200 Kent Street, 4E158, Ottawa ON
Fax: (613) 990-1617,
Coordinateur des honneurs SCMO
Adresse postale: C. P. 3211, Succursale D, Ottawa, ON
Adresse messagérie: 200 rue Kent, Ottawa ON
Adresse civique: 200 rue Kent, 4E158, Ottawa ON
K1P 1C8 Fax: (613) 990-1617,
(19 February / 19 février 2013)
(29 January 2013)
Marty Taillefer of Maritime Way Scientific Inc and David Fissel of ASL Environmental Sciences Inc are sponsoring the formation of a Special Interest Group focused on the Arctic regions. In accordance with CMOS Bylaw #5 dealing with Special Interest Groups and recognizing that Canada's North is emerging as an important area for applications of meteorological, oceanographic and related knowledge and data, Arctic SIG will serve as a focus for CMOS interests in the North. The group will serve as an advisory organization to the National Executive and council on matters related to the Arctic region. It will provide a forum for public, private, academic and even northern communities to work in support of issues specifically related to meteorology, oceanography and the environment.
The group will also be a forum to facilitate the publishing of materials and the creation of a special track to present Arctic environmental issues and scientific research at the Annual CMOS Congress.
Under the bylaw the group requires 25 members to participate and show interest in support of the mandate and activities of the group.
We are in the process of gaining support and therefore ask that you send an email to Martin Taillefer email@example.com indicating your interest.
Below you will find the draft terms of reference.
For further information please contact:
David Fissel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arctic SIG CO-PROGRAM MANAGER Vera Reifenstein: email@example.com-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arctic SIG Co-Managers
To be self nominated based on interest
B - Terms of Reference
2. Objectives of the group include:
3. Mode of Operation: The group will normally work and meet by e-mail but will explore the use of technologies to facilitate national scope meetings and discussions. It may appoint ad hoc working and study groups as required. The need for a face-to-face workshop will be assessed.
4. Core Activities
Two pilots will be representing Canada. Dale Ritchie of Alberta the 2008 Canadian Champion, and Jason Adams of Ontario the 2011 Canadian Champion.
Although the tools and skills needed to do well at a competition of this sort are... almost... in place, the need for detailed, accurate and insightful weather prediction goes unfilled. As you can imagine, this area is somewhat critical for success in a balloon competition, and as the title suggests... we could use a little help. While balloonists tend to be fun to work with and eternally grateful for any assistance, we depend on volunteers in this kind of competition to make a go of it.
All they need is somebody who can give them a kick*ss weather briefing for the area just prior to each flight. A 5 minute call, to the right person, close to sunrise and sunset over the course of 10 days, will make a world (championship) of difference in the chance these guys have to do well. (temperature, precipitation, storms, surface and upper winds to 12,500 ft, lift index, and hopefully a bit of insight to what's happening within about 30 miles of the competition)
If this sounds like something a CMOS member would enjoy helping out with, please drop me an email. If you know of somebody qualified but not a CMOS member, please pass this request on.
Gary Fehr Air-ristocrat Balloon Rides
24 July 2012
24 July 2012
18 July 2012
Press coverage, with photo, is credited to the Toronto Star in the attached pdf.
Webmaster 1 July 2012
This was the 46th annual CMOS Congress which was held jointly with two meetings of the American Meteorological Society's Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF) and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) groups. About 700 delegates from 11 countries attended.
Many topics of interest were discussed by a series of plenary speakers. The speakers covered both historical topics and the latest results and progress in relevant science to the communities. These included how technology will help in the way forward, given the impacts of budgetary restraints being felt everywhere. A special plenary session focused on the rich history of Numerical Weather Prediction and the key role in development of NWP played by Canada here in Montreal, while another updated global efforts to recover and reanalyze data from eras before models and computers.
One important decision taken during the Congress was the renaming of the (former) Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) to the (new) Canadian Climate Forum (CCF). The CCF will have similar purposes to its predecessor, but unfortunately CCF will not be awarding grants to the CMOS research communities.
On May 30, an excellent public lecture by Dr. Denis Gilbertwas given on the state of the world's oceans and how they are being affected by climate change and absorption of increased carbon dioxide. Dr. Gilbert's lecture provided attendees a snapshot of many global oceanic issues. For the first time at a CMOS Congress, the organizers provided simultaneous audio translation of the talk in French, and slides were in English providing a unique bilingual experience.
Many prizes and awards were announced during the Congress. Details of these awards, including winners, presented at the Patterson / Parsons Luncheon on May 30 and at the Congress banquet on May 31 can be seen at the following link.
If you took any photos during the Congress, we would like to add them to the Congress Photo Collage. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and include any names of people shown. Credits will be given to all photographers.
(updated 25 June 2012)
for international research on
The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences wishes to inform the research community of theBelmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research.
Pre-proposal deadline: July 20, 2012
Notification inviting full proposals will be issued by September 20, 2012
Full proposal submission deadline: December 20, 2012
The International Opportunities Fund is a joint funding call from the Belmont Forum and G8 Heads of Research Councils (G8HORCs), for approximately 20M Euros. The countries currently involved in this initiative are Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Possibilities for collaboration with other countries, including developing countries, also exist.
The International Opportunities Fund will support research in the areas of Coastal Vulnerability and Freshwater Security. The Fund is aimed at supporting excellent research on topics of global relevance best tackled through a multinational approach, recognizing that global challenges need global solutions. Funding will support research consortia involving partners from at least three of the participating countries and that bring together natural scientists, social scientists and research users. Where appropriate, Partner Organizations could also support capacity building in some developing countries. Proposals must address only one of the two scientific Themes and can address either or both of the work packages within that Theme. Proposals of 2-3 years duration are invited, in the range of 1M to 2M Euros.
For more information see the Fund website: http://igfagcr.org/index.php/iof-home-page
or contact Dawn Conway (CFCAS): email@example.com Tel: 613 238-2223.
(9 June 2012)
(17 May 2012)
|MSC's David Grimes Honoured by Brock
University Alumni Association
The Brock University Alumni Association presented David Grimes with an Alumni of Distinction of Award on March 31, 2012. He was further honoured by being asked to give a Distinguished Alumni Lecture on the subject of "Climate Variability and Change: An International Science and Policy Challenge."
The ADM of Meteorological Service of Canada received the award given to alumni who have made significant contributions to their field of study, which in David's case is the Faculty of Mathematics & Science. The Alumni Association noted that "David Grimes's early career as a weather forecaster quickly evolved into what has become an extensive career in science and policy management that began with Environment Canada 37 years ago."
For more than 20 years, David has worked on international initiatives and programs. He has been Canada's permanent representative to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since 2006 and was elected president by members of this United Nations organization in 2011.
Congratulations to David for receiving this award from
|David Grimes du SMC, honoré par
l'Association des anciens étudiants de l'Université
L'Association des anciens étudiants de l'Université Brock a remis à David Grimes le Prix de distinction le 31 mars dernier. Il a également été honoré en étant invité à donner une conférence sur le thème « Variabilité et changements climatiques : Un défi international pour la science et la politique. »
Le sous-ministre adjoint du Service météorologique du Canada, a reçu ce prix décerné aux anciens étudiants qui ont contribué de façon considérable à leur domaine d'études qui, pour David, était la Faculté de mathématiques et des sciences. L'Association a mentionné que « le début de carrière de David Grimes en tant que prévisionniste a rapidement évolué pour devenir une riche carrière en sciences et en gestion des politiques qui a commencé avec Environnement Canada il y a 37 ans ».
David travaille depuis plus de 20 ans sur des initiatives et des programmes internationaux. Il est représentant permanent du Canada à l'Organisation météorologique mondiale (OMM) depuis 2006 et il est également le président de l'Organisation, élu par les membres du corps des Nations Unies en 2011.
Nos félicitations à David d'avoir
reçu ce prix de la part de ses pairs.
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