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From May 26 to June 15, the 54th CMOS Congress was successfully held online! We are very pleased with this experiment, which included more than 900 registrants from the atmospheric, oceanographic, hydrological, climate, and related scientific communities. 

We thank all of the session convenors, presenters, and attendees for making the Virtual Congress a great success on a very tight timeline. 

We would greatly appreciate receiving feedback from all participants. Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey at by June 30. Your comments will help inform planning for the 55th CMOS Congress, which will likely have an online component. 


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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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