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The 16th EMS / 11th ECAC

The 16th EMS / 11th ECAC  will  take place in the Stazione Marittima Congress Centre Trieste, Italy.  The congress centre is located in the historic and business centre of Trieste and close to the main hotels.


Overlooking the sea, for over 20 years it has been hosting medical, scientific, economic, trade-union, religious and sports conferences, seminars, courses and competitions. 


Situated in a strategic position, a few steps from the main hotels of the city, the Palazzo dei Congressi is surrounded by the sea on three sides and its entrance opens onto the city centre, a few metres from Piazza Unità d’Italia. There is the possibility to organize buffets and cocktail parties in the exhibition areas and in the bar overlooking the sea for nearly 1000 people.


How to get to the venue

The EMS encourages all participants of the conference to investigate the possibilities of  travelling to Trieste by train. 


The Stazione Marittima Congress Centre is only about 1 km away from the central railway station of Trieste and can be reached on foot in around 10 minutes. Alternatively, bus no. 8 connects the train station and the Congress Centre. Taxis are also available outside of the station.


The closest airport is the “Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport”. The airport and the Trieste city centre are connected by bus no. 51. 


More information regarding transport options from and to the airport are available at the airport website airport website.


Conference Content

The IABM will be participating in the session ‘Communication and education (CE)’ : chaired by Tanja Cegnar (SEA Slovenia)


The CE programme provides a platform for discussions on the provision and dissemination of meteorological and climate information to society. 


This includes strategic issues such as the development of adaptation strategies and communication within and through all types of media. Far-reaching challenges will also be discussed such as the role of meteorology and atmospheric sciences in education and training, and important aspects of career development.


Communication and  the interpretation of uncertainty in seasonal prediction and climate projections will also be addressed.


The EMS Conference provides an opportunity for Broadcast Meteorologists to meet and exchange views. Although held in Europe, colleagues from the other side of the pond regularly attend and present papers. 


For full details of the conference, including suggested hotels please visit


Member of the Board of the IABM will be in attendance and a brief Annual General Meeting will be held. 



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