Message Impossible? Communicating Weather Information in the Digital Age.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Time: 14:00 - 19:00


Imperial College London
South Kensington
United Kingdom


The final link in the forecasting chain is communicating meteorological information, forecasts, and hazards to end-users. The communication link between scientists and end-users is essential to ensure adequate action is taken to protect lives and property. To explore the field of meteorological communication, speakers from multiple disciplines will focus their talks on a number of topics including how changing technology has affected the way we communicate weather, how different words or graphics can affect end-user actions, and how an end-user-focused approach can help build resilient communities.

The meeting will also present the findings of a recent survey supported by the Met Office, in which members of the public were asked for their ideas on what weather forecasts might look like in the future, and what information they would like them to contain.

Contributions to the public survey can be viewed here>>

View all shortlisted images from the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Photographic Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competition>>

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme and is supported by the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, the Envionmental Physics Group at IOP, the Met Office and The University of Reading.



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Meeting Programme

20th Sep 2017 14:00 - 19:00
Session Chair: Andrew James Charlton-Perez
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