EMS Silver Medal 2017 for Julia Slingo
The European Meteorological Society has chosen Julia Slingo as Laureate of the EMS Silver Medal 2017. She is honoured for her outstanding contributions to meteorology and climate predictions. She has led the work that brought new understanding of monsoons and intraseasonal variability associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation. As a strong advocate of seamless weather and climate prediction she was at the forefront of its development and implementation. Through her inspirational leadership she facilitated joining together strong relationships, frameworks and networks. She championed the importance of communicating the dangers of climate change to decision makers and the public.
The Silver Medal ceremony, which includes the Silver Medal Lecture by the Laureate, will be held on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, during the Annual Meeting of the EMS in Dublin, Ireland.
Silver Medal Lecture: “From Weather to Climate: Responding to Climate Risk across Timescales”