97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Presidential Town Hall Meeting: EMS Lecture--Media and Outreach Activities and Networks in Europe

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 615
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The AMS is proud to initiate at the European Meteorological Society (EMS) Town Hall Lecture series, which will become an annual event. The first EMS Lecturer, Tanja Cegnar, was the recipient of the EMS Outstanding Contribution Award in 2015. Ms. Cegnar, chair of the EMS Media Team, works to improve exchanges and communications among European broadcasters, as well as initiating communication and public presentation training for scientists. Promoting examples of innovative ways of bringing weather and climate information closer to the general public is also one of the goals the EMS Media Team. Cegnar works at the Slovenian Environment Agency and is a weather presenter on Slovenian national television. This Town Hall Meeting will provide information on outreach activities in Europe as a way to further the discussion of international efforts to better engage those in the media for public education.

A subsequent discussion with a panel of AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologists will follow, focusing on industry practices and challenges in both the United States and Europe.  Moderated by Maureen McCann (News 13, Orlando, FL), this panel will include Rob Eicher (WHDH, Boston, MA), Alex Garcia (KABB, San Antonio, TX), Erica Grow (WNBC, New York, NY), and John Morales (WTVJ, Miami, FL).

 For additional information, please contact Maureen McCann (maureen.mccann@gmail.com).