Society aims

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Society Aims

The Royal Meteorological Society is the UK’s Professional and Learned Society for weather and climate.  It plays a key role as the custodian of both the science and the profession of meteorology in the UK and has an important role to play internationally as one of the world’s largest meteorological Societies.

The Society’s mission is to advance the understanding of weather and climate, the science and its applications, for the benefit of all.  This is a wide remit that looks to broaden peoples’ understanding, interest and enthusiasm in meteorology, whether they are research scientists, amateurs, practitioners or professional meteorologists or members of the general public. 

It goes further, promoting the development of high-quality science, the next generation of scientists, and our practitioner community.  That is promoting professional development of individuals, accrediting organisations and further and higher education courses, encouraging meteorology as a career and helping develop the market for high-quality weather and climate services, both of which are strongly linked (as the Society is) to oceanography and hydrology in particular.  Promoting professional development includes strengthening and diversifying the applications of meteorology for the protection of life and property, for public and policy work and across business sectors.  The Society is owned by its membership, but exists for the benefit of all.

Our long-term Aims

There are seven Strategic Aims which taken together define how the Society will meet its Mission in the long term.  We view these as the pieces of the jigsaw that collectively define what the Society is working to achieve.