Canada’s Top Weather, Ocean and Climate Scientists to gather at CMOS’ 51 st Congress in June

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s 51 st Congress (CMOS Congress) will be held from 4 June to 8 June, 2017 at the Downtown Hilton Toronto, Ontario. The theme of the congress is “Future Earth: Weather, Oceans, Climate". The congress will bring together over 600 scientists and other professionals from across Canada and other countries, with a focus on topics in atmospheric, ocean and earth sciences.

With over 40 scientific sessions covering a range of highly relevant topics – many of which are essential research areas for the health of the planet and its inhabitants – the CMOS Congress is a crucial gathering for some of Canada’s top environmental scientists.

Topics such as extreme climatic and weather events, strategies for Arctic Ocean observing, climate change resiliency, and measurements and modelling of air pollution have attracted presentation submissions from both established researchers and early-career scientists. CMOS sees this networking opportunity between researchers of all ages as central to ensuring a strongly impactful research programme, which can translate into positive actions in all areas of society and policy.

Congress registration is open to everyone; however, a special session to which members of the public are specifically encouraged to attend is happening at the Downtown Hilton, on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 pm. This session will be led by Dr.  Francis Zwiers who is an internationally recognized expert on climate variability and change and director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. Dr. Zwiers will speak on “Changing weather extremes - why it isn’t an alternative fact”. A panel discussion and open Q&A session, featuring four of CMOS’ eminent and leading-edge researchers, will follow Dr. Zwiers’ presentation. This session is free to attend and all are welcome.


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