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Meteorology 2021 Convention kicks off today

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 6 (ACN) The Meteorology 2021 Convention, to be held in both presential and virtual sessions, will open today at the Tryp Habana Libre hotel.

Researchers, professionals, officials, teachers, students and other participants will participate in highly specialized events on climate change to discuss Cuba’s experiences and the current knowledge in multidisciplinary research on the laws and dynamic mechanisms of Atmospheric Sciences, according to the announcement issued by the Meteorological Society of Cuba (SOMETCUBA).

The meeting includes the XI Cuban Congress of Meteorology and the first congresses of Tropical Cyclones Benito Viñes Marturell, S.J., In memoriam, Contamination and Chemistry of the Atmosphere, Climatology, and Climate Change and Health.

There will also be seminars on Weather Forecasting, Atmospheric Physics and Renewable Energy, and symposia on Agricultural Meteorology and on Greenhouse Gases and Assessments.

The initial session of the convention will be dedicated to the presentation of the National Lifetime Achievement Awards in Meteorology, among other prizes, including those of the III Photography Contest.

SOMETCUBA came to life on January 28, 1992 as a result of the historical development of this field in Cuba, the creation of the School of Meteorology in 1965, and the importance of environmental issues at domestic and international level.

It is a member of the Latin American and Iberian Federation of Meteorological Societies since 1993 and maintains working relations with the Spanish Meteorological Association, the Mexican Organization of Meteorologists, the Argentine Center of Meteorologists and the Brazilian Society of Meteorologists.

Considered the founder of Cuban meteorology, Benito Viñes Martorell (1837-1893) was a Spanish meteorologist sent to Cuba in 1870 as director of the meteorological observatory of the Real Colegio de Belén.

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