1st WWRP/SERA "Weather and Society" Conference 2022
Extreme hydrometeorological events are affecting societies, economies and environments as never before in human history. Governments, science agencies, the humanitarian sector, emergency managers and decision-makers face an unprecedented challenge to reduce the risks to citizens and society.The Societal and Economics Research Application (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) invites the weather community to actively participate in the first Weather and Society Conference organised by this Programme.The focus of the Conference is the science for services approach adopted by the World Meteorological Organization to understand, analyse and enhance the value of weather and climate services in society. The objectives of the conference are to:
discuss and promote all aspects of social and economic research applications along the weather forecast value chain
bring people together from the operational meteorological and hydrological services, research and forecast user communities
identify gaps, needs and challenges to reducing the risks to citizens and society
The online conference has run over 2 weeks. Each session focussed on a theme and ran for two hours and included talks and discussion. Poster sessions followed the oral presentations. Participation was free of charge.