Professional Development

AMS helps keep you aware of new scientific research and tools and provides you with many professional development and networking opportunities. Attending conferences, mentoring students, online learning, and volunteering on a board or committee are just a few of the many ways to stay current in the field.

March Events

A&WMA 8th Specialty Conference on Air Quality Models

19–21 March 2019, Durham, NC

Planned by the Air and Waste Management Association, in conjunction with the Atmospheric Modeling and Meteorology Committee (APM) of the Technical Council, this conference will build on past successes and cover the implementation of the changes, experience gained, and viable solutions.

Career Corner

26 March 2019

The new AMS Department of Career Development will be hosting its first Community Career Corner: a discussion thread focused on career-related topics. Ask any and all questions about careers, professional development, or colleges/universities. Submit your questions ahead of the event.

2019 AMS Washington Forum

27–29 March 2019, Washington, DC

Mark your calendars now for the 2019 AMS Washington Forum. This much-anticipated event provides an important platform to examine public policy issues across the weather, water and climate sciences.

Webinar for NWS Tropical Product Users

28 March 2019, 3:00 PM ET

The National Weather Service invites you to join a webinar on 28 March at 3:00 PM ET aimed at technical users (e.g., software developers, graphics producers) who access and display tropical products. The webinar will discuss the content of NWS tropical products and how best to access these products during a tropical cyclone event. Please register here for the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you have any additional questions about this webinar, please contact Jessica Schauer at

First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium

Abstract Deadline: 29 March 2019

Registration for this free First International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium is now open. The meeting is co-sponsored by NOAA and EUMETSAT, and it will be held on 18–20 June 2019 in College Park, MD. Abstract deadline is 29 March.

AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Registration Deadline for NSF Funding: 31 March 2019

Thank you to those who have already applied to the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium (SPC). We have one important update: The registration deadline for graduate students to apply for NSF funding for the Summer Policy Colloquium has been extended to March 31! Please see the website for instructions on how to apply.

This is also a reminder that regular registration for the SPC (2–11 June 2019 in Washington, DC) remains open until spots are filled. You can register here.

For more information about the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium, please visit the website. For any questions, please contact Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif at

April Events

1st NOAA Workshop on Leveraging AI in the Exploitation of Satellite Earth Observations & Numerical Weather Prediction

23–25 April 2019, College Park, MD

The workshop will help gather scientists, program managers, and leaders from public, academic, and private sectors. It will enable experts involved in the development and adaptation of AI tools and applications in a number of fields to meet and exchange experiences.

New Minds for New Science: An AMS Workshop

29–30 April 2019, Washington, DC

Bringing together scientists and managers from public, private, and academic institutions and from across the United States, this workshop will mark the beginning of a series of discussions on issues related to the workforce in the weather, water, and climate community. The 1.5 days will focus on 3 topics:

  1. How will new technologies affect society and the workforce overall?
  2. How will these changes translate to the weather, water, and climate community?
  3. How do these changes affect the knowledge, abilities and skills required to succeed in our community?

If you would like to attend this workshop, please register here. If you have any questions, please e-mail Kenza Sidi-Ali-Cherif at


29 April–2 May 2019, Chicago, IL

Whether you’re new to unmanned systems or have been in the industry for years, AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 has something for everyone. XPONENTIAL brings together people, speakers, and exhibitors from across the globe and from more than 20 industries to convene to discuss where the industry is now, and where it is headed.

99th Annual Meeting Recorded Presentations Now Available!

At the 99th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 1,997 oral presentations were given! Whether you were there and missed a particular speaker, or were unable to attend the meeting, you can catch up with sessions you may have missed: the session recordings (all those with permission of the presenter) are now posted in the Program for the meeting.

Find your session of interest in the program and click the “view papers” button—you will see all the presentations listed. Look for the camera icon indicating links to recorded sessions and click the links to view the recordings.

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