The annual symposium followed by the general assembly of the Swiss Society for Meteorology (SSM) was held on Friday, 5 November, 12:45 - 18:00 at the Alumni-Pavillon at ETH Zurich
Ulrike Lohmann from ETH Zurich gave us an exciting insight into cloud seeding and scientific studies on weather modifocations. Afterwards, 12 master students presented their current thesis and exchange information about their project with the participants of the symposium. After some coffee and snacks, Regula Gehrig from MeteoSwiss offered us an overview of the Swiss pollen monitoring network and Karl Gutbrot, CEO of meteoblue, told us something about their weather forecasting system and the long tradition of "Meteorology in Basel".
12:45 - 13:30 Snacks and coffee
13:30 - 13:40 Welcome
13:40 - 14:10 Ulrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich) Weather modifications
14:10 - 15:15 Table talks
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Regula Gehrig (MeteoSchweiz) Pollen flight in Switzerland: measurement, forecast, and long-term change
16:00 - 16:30 Karl Gutbrod (meteoblue) Development of a weather forecast system for end customers
16:30 - 16:45 SwissMeteoPhoto Contest
16:45 - 16:50 Symposium closure
17:00 - 18:00 General assembly of the Swiss Society for Meteorology
This year's winner of the SwissMeteoPhoto competition is Nikolaos Papaevangelou with his photo "Thunderstorm", followed by Urs Graf and Zhijun Liu on the second and third place. Congratulations!