Symposium & General Assembly SGM 2021


Alumni-Pavillon ETH Zurich

The annual symposium followed by the general assembly of the Swiss Society for Meteorology (SSM) will be held on Friday, 5 November, 12:45 - 18:00.

SGM teaser 2021
Image: SGM, Céline Portenier

This year, we are happy to announce presentations by Ulrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich), Regula Gehrig (MeteoSchweiz), and Mathias Müller (meteoblue). In addition, Master students from different Swiss universities have the possibility to present the status of their master thesis to small groups of listeners. Each round of talks will last about 10 minutes and the audience is invited to learn more about the different projects, ask questions, and give the students some tips in this informal setting. PhD students are invited to discuss their projects as well.

SwissMeteoPhoto contest 2021

Submit your best picture of any meteorological phenomenon you have seen in Switzerland. The pictures will be rated by the participants of the symposium and the best picture will be awarded. Information about participation and how to upload your picture will follow after the registration deadline.


12:45 - 13:30 Snacks and coffee

13:30 - 13:40 Welcome

13:40 - 14:10 Ulrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich) Weather modifications

14:10 - 15:15 Table talks

15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 Regula Gehrig (MeteoSchweiz) Pollen flight in Switzerland: measurement, forecast, and long-term change

16:00 - 16:30 Mathias Müller (meteoblue) Development of a weather forecast system for end customers

16:30 - 16:45 SwissMeteoPhoto Contest

16:45 - 16:50 Symposium closure

17:00 - 18:00 General assembly of the Swiss Society for Meteorology

The symposium is open to all who are interested in weather and climate. In particular, we invite professionals working in climate and atmospheric sciences including Master and PhD students, employees of private and national weather services, private companies dealing with climate and weather and retired professionals. The symposium is free of charge, and coffee and snacks will be provided. The symposium will be carried out in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 regulations (more information will follow). SGM members are invited to attend the general meeting after the symposium.

Please register until 29 October 2021 at


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