Symposium & General Assembly SGM 2020


13:30 - 18:00

The annual symposium followed by the general assembly of the Swiss Society of Meteorology (SSM) will be held on Friday, 27 November, 13:30 - 18:00.

Symposium & General Assembly 2017

This event will be held online via the video-conferencing software Zoom. It is open to all people interested in weather and climate. In particular, we invite Master and PhD students of climate and atmospheric sciences, collaborators of private and national weather services, private companies dealing with climate and weather and retired professionals. The symposium is free of charge.

Registration is closed!


This year, we are happy to announce presentations by Katharina Schroeer (MeteoSchweiz), Marius Zumwald (ETHZ), and Ana Maria Vicedo Cabrera (University of Bern).

Virtual table talks

Master students from different Swiss universities have the possibility to present their work in breakout sessions. They will last about 15 min and the participants are invited to join this informal setting to learn more about the different projects, ask questions and provide some hints to the students.

SwissMeteoPhoto Contest

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.


13:30 - 13:40 Welcome

13:40 - 14:10 Katharina Schroeer (MeteoSchweiz), Hail climatology Switzerland – From small-scale extreme to long-term hazard

14:10 - 15:15 Virtual table talks

15:15 - 15:30 Short break

15:30 - 16:00 Marius Zumwald (ETHZ), Mapping urban temperature using crowd-sensing data and machine learning

16:00 - 16:30 Ana Maria Vicedo Cabrera (University of Bern), Temperature and health: current and future challenges of a changing population in a changing climate

16:30 - 16:45 SwissMeteoPhoto Contest

16:45 - 16:50 Symposium closure

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


This event will be held virtually!
Languages: English