Early Career Geophysicist Supported by RMetS Legacies Fund

Eliza Karlowska
10 April 2024

Since 1961, the Legacies Fund has supported RMetS members through financing grants for scientific activities. Recent recipient, Eliza Karlowska, shares how the Legacies Fund aided her professional development as a PhD student studying air-sea interactions in the tropics. 

I would like to thank the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) Legacies Fund for the financial support that enabled me to attend the European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Meeting held in Vienna on 14-19 April 2024. Without the assistance of the RMetS Legacies Fund, I would not have been able to attend this conference, present my latest PhD research and network within the scientific community of tropical meteorology and oceanography.

The EGU 2024 General Meeting was held at the Vienna International Centre, with over 18,000 in-person attendees, 57% of which identified as Early Career Researchers, like myself. The conference provided a platform to network and share recent advances within a wide range of topics in the geosciences discipline. I enjoyed attending sessions on weather, climate and ocean, ranging from tropical sessions to sessions focused on interactions between different ocean basins and different weather and climate systems.

During the conference, I was able to give a 10 minute talk on my PhD research in an excellent session on subseasonal weather prediction errors. Since the meeting attracted a lot of scientists from all over the world, I was able to engage with a few researchers in my discipline that I would not have met otherwise. The conversations in between sessions with other scientists were incredibly intellectually stimulating and gave me lots of ideas for future work and future collaborations.

This conference contributed significantly to my professional growth and I would like to thank the RMetS Legacies Fund for extending their financial support for my attendance.

Thank you again,

Eliza Karlowska

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