Research and Training
As stipulated in
its constitution Article 3, one of the objectives of the Ethiopian
Meteorological Society (ETMS) is to contribute its part in conducting
studies and research aimed at promoting creativity in the effort to
advance modern science and technology in the fields of Meteorology,
hydrology and atmospheric science in the country. To this end it prepared
a Training and Research Policy and establiched a standing committee
on Training and Research to implement its goals.
of the ploicy
- Guide researchers, students, institutions,
partners, etc. on the future direction of research in meteorology,
hydrology and allied sciences as it relates to the responsibility
information on research priorities, funding possibilities and other
relevant information so that members of ETMS are encouraged to pursue
professionals information and direction to encourage them to pursue
further education in meteorology, hydrology and allied sciences.
and training in meteorology and related science.
Encourage and assist members of ETMS and other scientists to make
research in meteorology and related fields for the development of
meteorology and related science in the country.
to make contribution for the development of Meteorology and allies
Assist those carrying
out research to reduce the adverse effects of Weather and climate
Carry out capacity
building activities through the provision of support and assistance
to members to pursue advanced studies in meteorology and allied
climate variability and change and their associated impacts on
various sectors such as drought, floods, water, health, agriculture,
energy, environment etc. will be given the highest priority
seasonal forecasting will also be given priority. Short, medium
and long-rang forecasting will receive sufficient attention in
order to improve the accuracy of weather forecast and climate
also be given to research efforts which will help to improve the
operational activities of the National Meteorological Agency (NMA)
such as climatology, agro-meteorology, hydrometeorology, aeronautical
allied sciences to meteorology and those research projects addressing
environmental issues and problems will be encouraged.
Ethiopian Meteorological Society (ETMS) is a professional, non-profiting
making association. The implementation of the strategy largely depends
on members’ support and contribution. In fact, the budget of
ETMS is covered by members’ contributions and donor organizations
and will not cover all the research resource requirements. The main
responsibility of ETMS is to encourage and assist members and other
scientists to make research. As it is indicated in the ETMS statute
one of the research goals is to attract members and other scientists
to carry out research activities for the promotion of meteorological
and related sciences. ETMS will do its best to get sponsorship to
find fund for the research activities.
ETMS’s strategy for research hinges on the cooperative and collaborative
arrangements with the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency, national
and foreign universities and other national and international research
institutions. ETMS is already active in creating an East African cooperation
of meteorological societies. ETMS is also a member of the International
Forum of Meteorological Societies of the World (IFMS). Within this
framework ETMS will cooperate and collaborate with regional and international
meteorological societies to implement its research activities.
ETMS will provide
assistance and support for the training of its members in accordance
with the following order of priorities:
studies at the MSc level in meteorology.
Short term specialized
training in applied meteorology such as climatology.
hydrometeorology, aeronautical meteorology, etc.
and conferences related to meteorology.
study at the Phd and post-doctoral level in meteorology.
with priorities above for allied science .
ETMS will assist
and support members in the following areas:
locating appropriate training institutions.
during the application and acceptance process including writing
appropriate letters of recommendation
Assist in soliciting
financial support to help in the payment of tuition fees and other
financial support to candidates, especially those enrolled at training
institutions in Ethiopia in the form of fellowships/scholarships
awards in accordance with the procedures of ETMS and when ever resources
of ETMS permit.
Assist and support
3 to 5 members per year to pursue advanced studies in accordance
with this Training Policy.
support to up to 2 members per year in the form of fellowships/scholarships
to complement candidates’ financial needs.
ETMS will implement this Training
and Research Policy with the help of the Training and Research Committee
established for this purpose.