• European Meteorological Society (EMS) annual meeting 2023
  • 2023-09-04T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2023-09-08T23:59:59+02:00
  • The 2023 EMS Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society – European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Sep 04, 2023 to Sep 08, 2023
(Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


Bratislava, Slovakia & Online

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Europe and droughts: Hydrometeorological processes, forecasting and preparedness

A particular focus of the 2023 Annual Meeting, reflecting the interests and activities of the host institutions in Slovakia, will be on droughts and drought-related challenges:
Multiple mechanisms trigger droughts: shortfall of precipitation, soil moisture deficits, or reduced moisture supply from snowmelt. Consequently, a holistic and multidisciplinary approach is needed to understand and predict droughts and to develop preparedness, adaptation, and mitigation strategies. In addition, many rivers and river catchments cross country borders, which calls for transboundary cooperation and action.
Therefore, we intend to address drought-related challenges from several angles; session convenors are welcome to consider addressing specific aspects of this additional focus if it is relevant to the scope of their session; however, this is no requirement.

Aims & opportunities

The Annual Meetings of the EMS aim at fostering cross-fertilisation of ideas, feedback between science and applications, and the involvement of all the diverse actors in the fields of weather, climate, water and the environment. The session programme will offer many opportunities for collaboration across the entire weather and climate enterprise (public, private, academic, users, and NGOs) to benefit societies in Europe and worldwide.


The agenda and session plan can be seen here.


Registration opens end of July here.


All lectures will be given in English.