The Canadian Climate Forum is the successor to the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, which was established in 2000 to support the enhancement of weather and climate research in Canada. During its existence, CFCAS invested almost $120 million of public funds in university-led research: partner support increased that amount to $274 million. The funds helped support the activities of more than 462 scientists and 2,200 students or other research personnel. Over 140 federal scientists were involved as partners.
2012 was a year of transition. CFCAS's federal mandate ended in March 2012 and this has reduced its activities in support of policy-relevant research. There was also a major reduction in staff and a move to smaller offices. The Forum is now focused on knowledge translation, analysis and outreach. In particular, it will accelerate the uptake and use of policy-relevant knowledge on Canada's weather and climate, through syntheses of results and provision of the scientific basis for development of policy options. It will also help organize and support special workshops and symposia, studies, issues papers and outreach activities related to the climate system and atmospheric sciences, and on impacts of, and adaptation to changing climate conditions.
Canadian Societies for the Geophysical Sciences (CSGS)
What is CSGS?
- A mechanism to link, integrate and coordinate the geophysical sciences in Canada
- A voice from the geophysical sciences to government, funding agencies, industry, the public
- A way to promote the advancement of the geophysical sciences in Canada
- Facilitate collaboration and exchange amongst Canadian geophysical sciences
- Coordinate and promote a vision for the integration of the geophysical sciences in Canada
- Commonality of approach – application of physics to dynamical Earth systems, linkages to environment, chemistry, biology, geology
- Scientific exchanges and interdisciplinary linkages in the geophysical sciences
- Coordinated voice to scientific funding bodies and government on issues of policy relating to, and support for, the geophysical sciences
- A vision for the advancement of the geophysical sciences in Canada
IUGG has associations corresponding to:
- Geomagnetism & Aeronomy
- Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
- Physical sciences of the Oceans
- Seismology & Physics of Earth’s interior
- Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s interior
- Cryospheric Sciences
- Joint meetings of members of CSGS
- Enhance profile of geophysical sciences with the public and representation in secondary and post-secondary education
- Identify and recommend research support by governments and others
- Recommendations to member societies
Any society that makes a scientific contribution to the geophysical sciences.
Members currently include:
- Canadian Geophysical Union
- Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
- Canadian Society of Soil Science
PAGSE is a cooperative association of more than 25 national organizations in Science and Engineering, representing approximately 50,000 individual members from the industry, academia, and government sectors. It was formed in June 1995 at the invitation of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada to represent the Canadian science and engineering community to the Government of Canada. CMOS is a member of this association.
All activities of the Consortium are conducted with volunteers from the constituent member societies and organizations. A six-member steering committee provides the planning and leadership for the CCR and reports to the Consortium at regularly scheduled monthly meetings of the member representatives.
CMOS is one of the 120 charter members of SMCC.
MOU between CMOS and AMS
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutually beneficial interaction. On October 31, the MOU was signed by both Presidents, Dr. Harinder P. S. Ahluwalia of CMOS and Dr. William B. Gail of AMS.
This MOU will allow CMOS members to join AMS as “Affiliate Members” and with benefits provided to Affiliate Members as outlined on the AMS website, including, but not limited to a subscription to the digital version of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), member rates on all journals, books, and other products of the AMS, and member registration rate for all AMS meetings. The dues rate for Affiliate Members will be set at the time of this MOU as $65 (US), which is approximately 66% of the normal AMS member rate. It is subject to inflationary increases over time at the discretion of the AMS. CMOS members will apply for Affiliate Members status directly with AMS, and AMS will handle all aspects of the application and annual renewal process. Members of CMOS will be asked to provide their CMOS membership number (or other appropriate identification) that can be confirmed with CMOS at the discretion of AMS.
AMS members will receive reciprocal benefits. Several other benefits to both Societies are listed in the MOU. For a full description, please consult the partnership agreement.