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Full Scientific Program 
On-line Awards Ceremony - June 11, 17:00-18:00 EDT
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We are pleased to announce that the online alternative to the 54th CMOS Congress is going ahead from Tuesday, May 26 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

After receiving enthusiastic support for moving the Congress online, we worked with convenors to create an online forum consisting of 16 virtual sessions spread out over three weeks. These sessions cover a broad range of topics related to the Congress theme of “Building Societal Resilience to Changing Weather, Climate, Oceans and Environment”.

In addition to the scientific forum, the CMOS Annual General Meeting is scheduled for May 25, 2020 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. All CMOS members are welcome to attend via this Webex link and the meeting documentation will be made available in this Google Drive folder. Because we are unable to hold the traditional CMOS Banquet, this year's recipients of CMOS prizes, awards, and fellowships will be announced at the AGM.

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The 54 th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) Congress

A joint meeting with the
Canadian Society for Agriculture and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM)

Building Societal Resilience to Changing Weather, Climate, Oceans and Environment

The CMOS Congress in 2020 in Ottawa has the unique opportunity to highlight to policy makers the national observations, research and services that contribute substantively to reduction of society’s risk to extreme weather, climate and environmental events and to outline the challenges facing us in managing our Future Earth environment and societal resilience.

In addition, the Congress can foster cross-disciplinary dialogue amongst research and managerial professionals in meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, earth sciences, environment and social science on challenges facing us nationally and globally.

What measures can be taken to ensure that we have the necessary national and global infrastructure and expertise in place to maintain societal resilience?

Special sessions will be held not only on the use of weather, climate and environmental prediction for risk reduction but also on: (i)  protecting Canada’s vast Arctic and sub-Arctic as weather, climate and environment changes and (ii) strengthening cooperation to reduce risks to agriculture and other sectors  posed by changing weather and climate.

The Themes under which scientific and technical sessions will be organized are, in no order of priority:

  • Risks and Impacts of Climate Change on the Resilience of Major Sectors
  • Tornadoes and Other Extreme Weather Events Impacting Canadians
  • Oceans and Ice in a Changing Climate
  • Floods and Water Crises in Canada and Globally
  • Impacts of A Changing Climate in the Arctic
  • Climate-Weather-Water and Food
  • Pollution of the Air, Water and Ecosystems
  • The Cryosphere – Impacts Locally to Globally

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