Osservatorio Geofisico di Modena: visite guidate per sostenere l’Ucraina
osservatorio geofisico di modena
osservatorio geofisico di modena

L’Osservatorio Geofisico di Modena, insieme con la Croce Rossa Italiana – Comitato di Modena , e con il patrocinio della Rete Università per la Pace, organizzano una serie di visite guidate per raccogliere fondi per l’emergenza umanitaria in corso.

Sarà possibile partecipare ad una visita guidata dell’Osservatorio Geofisico, solo su prenotazione, nei giorni:
– giovedì 17 marzo, 3 gruppi di visita con partenza alle ore 15.00, 16.00 e 17.00
– venerdì 18 marzo, 3 gruppi di visita con partenza alle ore 16.00, 17.00 e 18.00
– sabato 19 marzo, 3 gruppi di visita con partenza alle ore 10.00, 11.00 e 12.00

Per prenotazioni e informazioni scrivere a ossgeo@unimore.it .

Il ritrovo sarà in Piazza Roma 22 a Modena in corrispondenza della Torre di Levante (guardando il Palazzo Ducale è la Torre di destra) 10 minuti prima della partenza della visita.

Al termine della visita sarà possibile lasciare un’offerta libera all’Associazione CRI da destinare all’emergenza umanitaria in corso.

WMO OCP Innovation Webinar, 14 December 2021



BACKGROUND: The Open Consultative Platform (OCP), established at the 18t World Meteorological Congress in 2019, serves as an open, constructive and participatory framework for addressing the grand challenges of the global weather enterprise. In the spirit of collaboration, mutual respect, and

trust, the Platform enables all stakeholders to stay abreast of issues and opportunities, both institutional and technological, to motivate collaborative, win-win approaches and to nurture innovation. The cooperation paradigm incorporates active sharing of ideas and interacting with each other to move from isolated actions within a single stakeholder to coordinated initiatives developed and shared across sectoral and organizational boundaries.


Since February 2020, a series of WMO’s OCP Innovation Seminars have provided opportunities to public, private, academic, and civil sectors to share innovative practices and ideas. We expect these Seminars to contribute to further engagement among these sectors for even better

meteorological services to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change mitigation, and disaster risk reduction.


The upcoming OCP Innovation Seminar will bring together the executive and technical leaders of Tomorrow.io, the WMO and CGMS experts for a robust discussion on the emerging needs, recent advancement and potential impacts of the space-based observing system for precipitation observation.




DATE OF EVENT: 15:00 – 16:30 UTC/GMT; 16:00 – 17:30 CET, Tuesday, 14

December 2021


WHERE: 1.5-hour virtual webinar open to the public on Zoom





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Eventi da parte di IFMS



Dear Colleagues, 

Here is the Program Book of the Session 3 of IGM/C-07 to be held on December 1, 2021 (Wednesday) at 13:00 UTC (8:00 AM US/Canada EST). After opening of the session, the Value Proposition of IFMS will be reiterated by Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia to set the foundation for the discussion on it and to come up with any new ideas from the Panelists and other participants in this Webinar. As a minimum, the Session will inform participants about the Value Proposition and activities of IFMS and how it plans to work with WMO and WB to build capacity around the world – especially in developing and least developed countries. The Panel consists of the following high level professionals who are serving the Global Weather Enterprise in many different ways for many years. Dear National and Regional Meteorological Societies, The international Forum of Meteorological Societies (www.ifms.org) is conducting its Conference as per the attached Agenda through Zoom. The first 3 sessions have been successfully completed.

The Session 4 on December 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM is a Public Lecture through Zoom by Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia on Global Warming and Climate Change (GW&CC) with some latest information from COP-26 which was just held in Glasgow Scotland a couple of weeks ago. It is very important for all citizens to know what is going on about GW&CC – the most important current topic for our survival! The objective is to inform everybody including the uninitiated ones, about the current state of discussion and measures being taken. The overall event will be conducted in 2 parts: Part 1 is the Public Lecture by Dr. Harinder Ahluwalia. Part 2 is the Panel Discussion with a Moderator and 5 experts in the field of Meteorology and Climatology. Please see the bottom of this page. Part 1 itself will be divided into two subparts: In the first sub-part we will discuss: a. What is GW&CC and what is causing it, b. How we can reduce, if not eliminate, it, c. What are the impacts of GW&CC on our health/life and property, d. Where we can learn much more about it. The Second sub-part will deal with knowing that GW&CC is happening, how we can protect ourselves from its adverse effects. We will discuss the following topics: a. What is required to protect ourselves e.g., accurate impact-based weather forecasting, Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems, building Institutional and Societal Capacity, etc. b. We will also discuss what is our organization IFMS doing in Capacity Building in the above areas. More ideas will be exchanged in subsequent Panel discussion which follows immediately after the Public Lecture in which the experts will provide their views and through Q&A clarify doubts of participants. Please try to invite as many of your colleagues and friends and relatives as possible because it is a very important and urgent matter for the survival of our humanity.

Please distribute it widely to the members of your National Meteorological Society. It is for the benefit of all members of your Society and General Public to raise awareness about Global Warming. You can register for the event (free of any charge) on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc-mtrz0oGdZEyyYmS9P1Tt-BM9errQEd The 5th Session of our Conference is on December 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM Montreal Time will be on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MH-EWS) for safeguarding people’s life and property. In that session, the first two experts will speak about implementation of such a system in Europe and that will be followed by opening statements by Expert Moderator and Panelists who will provide their ideas on MH-EWS. All the best, Harinder Ahluwalia Get Educated about the Global Warming and what we as citizens need to do. It is not only Government’s job! This Session will educate you about the problem and you will understand better how we can all contribute to the solution. Knowledge is power! Dear Friends, It is important that all members of our communities understand what is happening to our mother Earth and what we are supposed to do to save it. Closing our eyes like a pigeon when it sees a Cat is not going to save us. This session is for General Public to understand this very serious problem for which United Nations is holding a lot of meetings and the Governments are obsessed to find solutions. Please do attend the following session which is a Public Lecture by me to illustrate through movie clips and Power Point Presentation, what is going on with our planet and if we don’t take serious action what we could face.

Invito alla pubblicazione su rivista scientifica

Special Issue “Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Air Pollution Modelling” 

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section “Environmental Science and Engineering”. 

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022

Special Issue Editor Dr. Tiziano Tirabassi 


Guest Editor

Center for Natural and Exact Sciences, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul 97105-900, Brazil


Interests: air pollution modeling; air pollution dispersion; advection-diffusion equation; atmospheric boundary layer; boundary layer meteorology


Special Issue Information 

Dear Colleagues, 

The processes that govern the transport and diffusion of pollutants are numerous and of such complexity that it is not possible to describe them without the use of mathematical models, which are, therefore, an indispensable technical instrument for environmental management. The scope of this Special Issue reflects and summarizes some recent developments relevant to the pollutant dispersion in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL). In atmospheric dispersion models, turbulence parameterization is a key parameter. The reliability of each model strongly depends on the way turbulent parameters are calculated and related to the current understanding of the ABL. The Special Issue will include original and review papers on the issue of pollutant dispersion in the ABL, concerning both theoretical and experimental aspects: transport and diffusion models (Eulerian, Lagrangian and statistical models), model parameterization, comparison between different models, field or laboratory measurements, as well as measures of meteorology variables that govern turbulence and diffusion in ABL. We are organizing a Special Issue on the study of the diffusion of air pollution in the ABL and on the structure of the ABL itself in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph. Improving public health is an important objective for urban planners and policy makers. Public health refers to preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical, mental, and social well-being. Research, both in cities and rural areas, and in both developing and developed countries, can offer a critical guide for policy efforts and planning for public health. Air pollution models are important tools in assessing the concentration of pollutants in the atmosphere and are used by regulatory agencies to estimate environmental impacts, risk analysis, and industrial plant planning. They allow us to analyse the contribution of different sources to overall pollution, and then correctly address any actions to limit emissions. Only with mathematical models is it possible to make predictions or simulate pollutant concentration in order to define plans for improving the population’s quality of life. This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to the air pollution dispersion in ABL (and the consequent impact on health) and in particular to the use and enhancement of mathematical models of air pollution. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities. 

Dr. Tiziano Tirabassi 

Guest Editor 


Manuscript Submission Information 

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Festival della Meteorologia – Rovereto 14/11/2020.
Sabato 14 novembre 2020, si terrà la sesta edizione del Festival meteorologia che rappresenta un’opportunità concreta di conoscere la meteorologia, esplorarne le sue basi scientifiche e approfondirne le implicazioni economiche, culturali e sociali. A causa dei recenti accadimenti legati alla emergenza sanitaria e al contenimento della diffusione del covid-19, l’evento di quest’anno si terrà con la modalità online.
A breve sarà attivata la possibilità di accreditarsi per la partecipazione ai lavori su www.festivalmeteorologia.it; dal sito sono inoltre scaricabili sia il programma che altre informazioni sull’evento.
Gli obiettivi della manifestazione mirano a fare il punto della situazione attuale del mondo della meteorologia in Italia, confrontandosi con i punti di forza e le criticità della situazione pregressa e cercando di capire le prospettive future.
La costante moltiplicazione di eventi atmosferici sempre più intensi, impongono un confronto ad ogni livello sempre più serrato, per capire quale sia il ruolo che la meteorologia può e deve assumere per far fronte a questi cambiamenti, partendo da politiche pubbliche maggiormente impegnate sul tema, all’educazione generalista che coinvolge ogni cittadino a partire dall’ambito scolastico.