Session programme

PSE – Plenary Sessions and Special Events

Programme Stream Moderator: Martina Junge


Opening of the EMS2020 and Welcome addresses:
Bob Riddaway, EMS President
Paulína Valová, SMS President
Martin Benko, SHMU President
Representative of Faculty Mathematics, Physics and Informatics at Comenius University
Representative Ministry of Environment Slovak Republic

Strategic Lectures
Prof. Lena M Tallaksen, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
-> title tbd, overview on the drought issue for Europe: the main drivers, the impacts and challenges for society and the outlook for the future

Eric Petermann, EUMETNET
"An overview of some of the major challenges facing National Meteorological Services"

Convener: Martina Junge

The Awards Session will be held on Monday, 7 September 2020.

More details will become available in early Summer.

Convener: Martina Junge

The Framework Programme 9, "Horizon Europe" is a planned 7-year European Union scientific research initiative meant to succeed the current Horizon 2020 programme. The European Commission drafted and approved a plan for the "Horizon Europe" to raise EU science spending levels by 50% over the years 2021-2027.

We will organise a panel discussion with two experts, with the main part of the event foreseen as Q&A to address questions from audience.

More details will become available in late spring.

Convener: Carlo Buontempo | Co-Convener: Martina Junge

We invite all early career scientists to this 1-hour mentoring event.
Experienced actors with diverse backgrounds in all sectors of the weather and climate enterprise will be ready to answer and discuss any questions about job perspectives, career path options, building networks, ...

Experts on the topics listed below will be available at various tables:
o Career and parenthood
o Networking
o Paper writing
o Applying for a job
o International involvement
o Career options

The specific topics may slightly vary dependent on the expertise of the specific experts present at the event.
Groups of participants (about 5) will have some 10 minutes at each table and rotate to the next topic.
More information on the experts and when the event will be scheduled will become available in late spring.

The number of participants is restricted, thus registration is required.
To register please send an e-mail to with your name and the topics you are particularly interested in.
Participants will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.
Names and email addresses will be deleted until three months after the event.

Should the interest largely exceed the available slots, running the event a second time may be considered.
In case there are still free places, a list for onsite registration will be available at the registration desk.

For reports of participants of the ECSC2019 see:

Should any questions arise please contact

Co-organized by SIM
Convener: Martina Junge

As meteorologists, climate researchers, users of met and climate services, we as conference participants are acutely aware of the urgency with which we need to change personal behaviour in addition to changes in the economy and political actions.
Involved in the programme development and organisation of the conference, we invite all conference participants to this brainstorming session in which we hope to collect views on the subject and ideas on how the negative footprint of the conference as a whole can be reduced and turned into a #positivefootprint.

More details will become available in late spring.
The session will be open to all, no registration required.

Co-organized by SIM
Conveners: Martina Junge, Renate Hagedorn

PSE key – Keynote Presentations

Cluster Modarator: Martina Junge

PSE key.1

Keynote Presentation Engagement with Society
Gerhard Adrian, WMO President (confirmed)
Open Data - improving the use of weather and climate information in society

Co-organized by ES
Conveners: Tanja Cegnar, Gerald Fleming, Martina Junge
PSE key.2

Keynote by Mary M. Glackin, AMS President 2020 (confirmed)

Co-organized by OSA
Conveners: Martina Junge, Andrea Montani, Antti Mäkelä
PSE key.3

Sue Grimmond, Met Office Joint Chair, Professor of Urban Meteorology and Climate, University of Reading (confirmed)

Co-organized by UP
Conveners: Frank Beyrich, Barbara Chimani, Martina Junge

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