Honorary Fellowship is a lifetime accolade made to a select group of distinguished individuals whose careers in meteorology (or a related science) or as a public figure renders them a leader and role model within the meteorological community and an inspiration to future generations.  Honorary Fellowship is limited to a small number of individuals and is the highest honour bestowed by the Society.

An Honorary Fellow shall be (By-Law 12 refers):

a) A person who is distinguished by their work in Meteorology or related sciences.

OR

b) A distinguished person whom The Society desires to honour for services rendered to The Society or whose association therewith is of benefit to The Society.

Honorary Fellows shall be elected by the Council and every such election shall be announced at the next General Meeting of The Society. The election of new Honorary Fellows shall only be admissible if the then number of Honorary Fellows does not exceed 1% of the membership at the time of appointment. Notwithstanding this, the Society will always have a minimum of twenty places for Honorary Fellows. In addition, the Patron of the Society shall, on taking up office, normally be elected as an Honorary Fellow.

Honorary Fellows shall enjoy the rights of Fellows and hereafter, unless explicitly stated otherwise, references to Fellows shall be deemed to include Honorary Fellows. Honorary Fellows shall not be required to sign a form as is required by By-Law 23 for other members.

This award supersedes the Society Outstanding Service Award which was first awarded in 1989. It is awarded annually to a member of The Society who has exceeded the normal bounds of their role to the great benefit of the Society or to the great benefit of the meteorological community.

 

Regulations

  1. The award may be made annually for outstanding service to the Society or the Profession by members, members of Society committees, or Society staff.
  2. In exceptional circumstances the award may be made to two individuals, whether for quite separate contributions or for a combined or related contribution.
  3. The award shall only be made if a nomination of sufficiently high standard is forthcoming and no person shall be eligible for the award a second time.

Award

The award consists of a certificate and life membership.

This is a new award for 2022. It is awarded annually to a member of the Society who has made a significant contribution to the Society as a volunteer in the preceding year.

 

Regulations

  1. The award may be made annually for outstanding service to the Society as a volunteer by members, members of Society committees or staff.
  2. In exceptional circumstances the award may be made to two individuals, whether for quite separate contributions or for a combined or related contribution.
  3. The award shall only be made if a nomination of sufficiently high standard is forthcoming.
  4. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

Award

The award consists of a certificate and life membership.

Regulations

 

  1. An award termed the “Journal Editor Award” shall be awarded annually for each of the Society’s journals (excluding Weather, for which nominations should be made to the Gordon Manley Weather Award).
  2. The Award shall be awarded to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society.
  3. The Award is not usually awarded for a paper within the journal –nominations for a paper alone should be made to an appropriate award or prize elsewhere in the Advancing Science, or Impact on Science, Policy or Society awards.
  4. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

Award

Each award consists of a certificate.

 

Quarterly Journal Editors' Award

The Quarterly Journal Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

Atmospheric Science Letters Editors' Award

The Atmospheric Science Letters Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years. 

Geoscience Data Journal Editors' Award

The Geoscience Data Journal Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

Meteorological Applications Editors' Award

The Meteorological Applications Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

International Journal of Climatology Editors’ Award

The International Journal of Climatology Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

WIRES Climate Change Editors’ Award

The WIRES Climate Change Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.

Climate Resilience and Sustainability Editors’ Award

The Climate Resilience and Sustainability Editor's Award shall be awarded annually to an individual or group of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of the journal and shall not be confined to members of the Society. No person shall normally be eligible for the award a second time and in any case not within five years.