Message Impossible? Communicating Weather Information in the Digital Age.

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017

Time: 14:00 - 18:00


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.

Tell us how you would re-design the UK’s weather forecasts by partcipating in our public survey | We want you, as the people who ultimately use these forecasts, to contribute to this meeting - you can attend the meeting, in person or online, or you can send us your thoughts beforehand. We are seeking ideas from the public about what you might like to see our weather forecasts look like in ten years’ time. You can submit ideas in any form - as text, pictures, animations, videos – and they can be as wacky and off-the-wall as you like.

More information on the survey can be found here >>

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 and The University of Reading

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED | As part of the registration process you will be asked to provide personal information (name and contact email address).  Any information you provide to us will only be used by The Royal Meteorological Society and appointed representatives.

  Remote Participation (CloudCast) (simultaneous audio and PowerPoint presentations) is available at this meeting. Access is free, requires registration and is open to members and non members.