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The first Weather and Society Conference is being organised by the Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) Working Group of the WMO World Weather Research Program (WWRP) in collaboration with DWD’s Hans Ertel Centre for Weather Research. The Conference has a focus on science to services and will provide an opportunity to share social science insight and innovation with the broader hydrometeorological community. The conveners of the sessions are listed in the session descriptions. The Conference organising committee is made up of SERA Working Group members:
  • Dr. Martin Göber, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
  • Dr. Carla Mooney, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
  • Dr. Isadora Ch. Jiménez, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Dr. David Hoffmann, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
  • Ms Lina Rodriguez, World Meteorological Organization
  • Ms Julia Chasco, Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Argentina (former member) 
  • Local organisation is supported by Ms France-Audrey Magro, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Ms Daniela Schoster and Prof. Henning Rust, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
SERA aims to advance the science of the social and economic application of weather-related information and services and review and assist in the development and promotion of  demonstration projects. SERA has the responsibility for the entire range of timescales and research issues associated with the WWRP. SERA brings the knowledge of how to design and implement projects co-designed between physical and social science and a range of appropriate actors to achieve more useful information for decision makers and the public.
Freie Universität Berlin