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Met Soc conference schedule and new student conference grants

Met Soc conference schedule and new student conference grants

Dear all

See below for two important announcements, regarding the Met Soc conference schedule for 2015-2016 and a new source of funding for student conference travel.

1. 2015-2016 Met Soc conferences
Owing to a misunderstanding, the proposed joint conference with AMOS in February 2016 will now take place a year later, in Feb 2017. My apologies if this causes inconvenience to anyone. This change has left a gap in our conference schedule, so we will now hold a Met Soc NZ (only) conference in November this year (2015). After some consideration we have provisionally booked Raglan as the venue, and 23-25th November as the time. Confirmation of the time and date will follow later in the year.

2. Student international conference grants
I am happy to say that the Met Soc will now make limited funds available to support student attendance at international conferences. Current student members of the Met Soc will be able to apply for a grant of up to $1000 to help fund attendance at an international conference. Applications will be judged on the basis of their abstract. A budget will also be required to indicate what the grant is needed for. We will be able to fund a very limited number of grants per year, so only high quality applications will be successful. Recipients of the grant will be expected to write a short summary of their conference experience for the society newsletter. The travel fund is open now, so I look forward to receiving your applications!

best wishes,


Dr Daniel Kingston
Senior Lecturer
Department of Geography/Te Ihowhenua
University of Otago/Te Whare Wananga o Otago
PO Box 56
New Zealand/Aotearoa

Tel: +64 3 479 8971
Fax: +64 3 479 9037

President, Meteorological Society of New Zealand

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