The Meteorological Society of New Zealand’s annual conference will be held at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka, from Tuesday 21th to Thursday 23th of November. The conference will feature an icebreaker event on Tuesday 21st and social dinner on the evening of Wednesday 22nd.
MetSoc invites contributions on any topic associated with meteorology and climate. These include (but are not limited to): the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; synoptic and operational meteorology; ocean-atmosphere interactions and physical oceanography; remote sensing; atmospheric chemistry; urban meteorology; aerosol and air pollution; agricultural and bio-meteorology; hydrological applications; weather and climate hazards and impacts, climate change; and the history of New Zealand meteorology and oceanography. In particular, we encourage reports on interdisciplinary activities, applied science and operational experiences and updates on strategic projects and policy as it relates to our fields.
There will be three presentation options:
Poster presentations, with one-minute introduction.
Standard oral presentations of 20 minutes duration, including Q&A.
Shorter “Lightning Talk” format of 5 minutes duration, plus group Q&A at the end of each group of talks.
The number of standard oral presentations may be limited. In addition, we will have invited speakers giving keynote presentations each day.
Call for Abstracts:
A call for abstracts for both Poster and Standard presentations is now open. The abstract format is short (150 words or less please). Abstracts can be submitted on the link below, please paste your abstract text into the form, no document upload required). Abstract submission will close August 10th 2023. Please direct any questions about the conference to the shared conference email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) which will reach the committee members.
Call for Side Meetings or Special Sessions:
There is plenty of room for breakout activities at Victoria University. Please contact the conference committee (email@example.com) if you would like to host a meeting or special sessions.
Call for Conference Committee Members:
MetSoc is a voluntary organisation with about 230 members. The MetSoc annual conference is organised by members as a service to the society without remuneration. This year, we would like to extend a warm invitation to members at any career stage to consider joining the conference organisation committee to assist with the myriad tasks which the process of organising the event inevitably entails. The committee activities are a great opportunity to engage with our immediate and wider community of practice and gain experience outside the technical, operational and academic roles which many society members occupy. Please contact Luke, James and Nava at firstname.lastname@example.org
The registration fee for the conference will be set in August at a comparable level to previous MetSoc-organised conferences.
Student Member Support
A strong focus of MetSoc is the support of student members. This year, any student member who wishes to give a Standard (oral) presentation reporting on work undertaken as part of their thesis or dissertation will have guaranteed acceptance of their talk and qualify for an attendance bursary equivalent to the conference registration fee, social dinner ticket and, in the case of out of town students, a generous subsidy for travel expenses. The travel component of bursaries will be set in consultation with student members later in the year, and paid on presentation of proof of travel expenses. There is no application process.