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UC-MetSocNZ Student Conference Sessions

The University is hosting the 2020 annual Meteorological Society of New Zealand (MetSoc) conference with sponsorships from UC, NIWA and MetService – the largest annual conferences for the Atmospheric, Earth and Environmental science community within New Zealand.

For the first time ever, the conference will start with two-day student sessions organised by our PhD students from the School of Earth and Environment and the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. The Society encourages students of all levels with an interest in [but not exclusive to] meteorology, climate, atmospheric science and environmental science to participate on the 23rd-24th November, 2020. It will initiate before the main conference, involving numerous presentations and poster sessions showcasing the plethora of varied inter-disciplinary research which has/is undertaken here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Afternoon workshops have also been designed and organised to help boost unique research skills, focusing on applied computational data analysis via different methods. Searching for career prospects after being at University for a long duration can be difficult and daunting. Therefore invited professionals from the industry and in academia will ease any worries by providing information and advice, highlighting potential options for a future career in a multitude of directions.

The student sessions are free to register, and are highly encouraged to sign up (follow this page) to present some work/research conducted in a related field. In addition to presenting, creating new and valuable network links, and conference experience (good for the CV), there are a variety of cash prizes (totalling $1000) being awarded during both days, for both posters and presentations (sponsored by School of Earth and Environment).

Anyone who wishes to present their research are also welcomed to register to the main conference. For details of the main conference and student session program follow MetSoc’s website, or feel free to email me: Yusuf.bhatti@pg.canterbury.ac.nz, or jiawei.zhang@pg.canterbury.ac.nz. The deadline to register and to submit the abstract for student session submission is 30 August, and the deadline for the main conference is 10 August.

On behalf of the student session subcommittee, we welcome you all to join the conference.