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2017 Met Soc Annual Conference

Dates: Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th November

Location: Otago Museum, Dunedin

There will be three presentation options:

1. Poster presentations, with an associated one-minute introduction.

2. Standard oral presentations, of 20 minute duration, including Q/A.

3. Short, Pecha-Kucha type oral presentations, with questions for all speakers at the end of the session.

The number of oral presentations will be limited. In addition, we will have a number of invited speakers giving keynote presentations at the beginning of each day.

Please register here by 20 October 2017 to be eligible for the early bird registration fee. Please direct any questions about the conference to Daniel Kingston, The early bird conference registration fee is $200 per person (student rate is $150) for attending this conference. The conference registration fee includes the costs for the conference dinner as well as morning and afternoon tea during the conference. Accommodation for the duration of the conference is available at the nearby University College (5 minutes walk from Otago Museum) at a cost of $75 per night for bed and breakfast, and can be booked here.

Important dates:
20 October 2017 - Early Bird Registration deadline ($200), Student Registration ($150)
10 November 2017 - Late Registration deadline ($250)

Conference Programme (draft)

A first version of the conference programme can be found below (Conference Programme 2017 ( Draft 2)).

or click on this link to

HIWeather Workshop

HIWeather workshop - RSVP to Daniel Kingston ( as soon as possible but no later than 20 October 2017

The World Meteorological Organization is running a 10-year international research programme called High Impact Weather (HIWeather; more info here), which is being co-chaired by David Johnston and Sally Potter from GNS Science/Massey University. HIWeather has 5 task teams looking at various elements: predictability and processes; multi-scale forecasting of weather-related hazards; impacts, vulnerability and risk; communication; and user-oriented evaluation. We would like to invite all researchers and practitioners in New Zealand to attend a HIWeather NZ lunchtime workshop during the MetSoc conference in Dunedin to inform participants about HIWeather, get feedback on NZ activities, and identify linkages with the programme. This workshop will explore opportunities for New Zealand to participate in this global research programme. We will also discuss key emerging themes in disaster risk management research, following on from and in alignment with the 2015-30 Sendai Framework. Please register your attendance by email as soon as possible but no later than 20 October 2017 as spaces are limited.

Past conferences

23-25 November 2015

Meteorological Society of New Zealand - Annual Conference

Sunset Motel, Raglan

Conference presentations can be downloaded here.


19-21 November 2014

Meteorological Society of New Zealand - Annual Conference

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington

Conference presentations can be downloaded here


19-22 November 2013

Joint Hydrological Society and Meteorological Society of New Zealand - Conference

Convention Centre, Palmerston North


19-20 November 2012

Meteorological Society of New Zealand - Annual Conference

Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Bay, Wellington


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