As part of the 2018 World Meteorological Day celebrations, the South African Weather Service (SAWS) hosted its 1st Annual WeatherSMART Science Symposium at the Royal Hotel. The conference was organised as a way of celebrating the annual World Meteorological Day (WMD). Following the success of the maiden edition in March 2018, the second edition is scheduled to take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2019.
The proposed theme for this year’s WeatherSMART SCIENCE CONFERENCE is “South African Weather Solution For Everyone, Everyday” .
The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists weather, climate, air quality, aviation and marine research to share their latest findings among the community and with the public and relevant stakeholders. The conference is also foreseen to promote the SAWS vision of creating a weather-SMART nation.
During the symposium, the SAWS’ Impact Based Severe Weather Warning System championed by the Disaster Risk Reduction Unit will be launched. This is tending from SAWS’ new research drive of moving from “What is the weather/climate; to What the weather/climate will do”?
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Arthur Bradshaw||Carla Louise Ramjukadh Wave Atlas|
|Deon Terblanche||Christo Rautenbach|
|Gerrie Coetzee||Deon Terblanche Closing Remark|
|Lucky Ntsangwane||Deon Terblanche Summary of Symposium Closing|
|Morne Gijben||Ezekiel Sebego|
|Mpho Mofokeng||Francis Hoets|
|Patience Gwaze||Nabeel Rylands|
|Puseletso Mofokeng||Tamaryn Morris|
|Xolile Jele||Wayne Venter|
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