1st WWRP/SERA Weather and Society Conference 2022 (Online)

1st WWRP/SERA Weather and Society Conference 2022 (Online)


Start date

28 February 2022

End date

11 March 2022
Extreme hydrometeorological events are affecting societies, economies and environments as never before in human history. Governments, science agencies, the humanitarian sector, emergency managers and decision-makers face an unprecedented challenge to reduce the risks to citizens and society. The Societal and Economics Research Application (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) invites the weather community to actively participate in the first Weather and Society Conference organised by this Programme. The focus of the Conference is the science for services approach adopted by the World Meteorological Organization to understand, analyse and enhance the value of weather and climate services in society. The objectives of the conference are to: 
  • discuss and promote all aspects of social and economic research applications along the weather forecast value chain 

  • bring people together from the operational meteorological and hydrological services, research and forecast user communities

  • identify gaps, needs and challenges to reducing the risks to citizens and society 

The online conference will run over 2 weeks. Each session will focus on a theme and run for two hours and include talks and discussion. Poster sessions will follow the oral presentations. Gather.Town will be used for poster sessions and to provide social and meeting spaces for discussions and to create connections. Participation is free of charge - register here to receive communication and gain access to the conference. 


For further information please visit the W&S Conference website


This conference will be held online.

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