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Jim Abraham

Jim has spent about 40 years studying weather, water and climate.  In his present role as President of ClimAction Services Inc., he leads initiatives to assist communities (including First Nations) to adapt to climate change and extreme weather.  He is well known nationally and internationally, and is frequently invited as an expert by a variety of organizations; including the insurance industry, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the media. 

As a senior executive within Environment Canada, Jim has managed a wide variety operational and research weather and environmental programs. He managed the weather, water, and climate observing program for Canada.  Much of his earlier work has focused on marine weather extremes.  In the 1990’s, Jim managed the public and marine forecast program for Atlantic Canada and started the Canadian Hurricane forecast and research program, which included being lead investigator for several reconnaissance flights into tropical cyclones threatening Canada.

Recent volunteer activities include the Chair of the Halifax chapter of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (which hosted the national Congress in 2018) and Member of the Halifax Regional Watershed Management Board.  He is currently Past President of Oakfield Golf and Country Club.

Jim was awarded the Patterson Medal for Meteorology in 2003, the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2013, and a Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society in 2017.

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