Starting from 1970, the IMS has been actively engaged in coordinating/organizing/co-sponsoring a number of national and international scientific symposia/conferences/seminars on a regular basis on various topics related to meteorology and allied sciences.

Annual National Symposia (TROPMET Series)

TROPMET is a series of annual national conferences being organized by the IMS since 1992 and constitute annual flagship events of the IMS. Every fourth year, the TROPMET is organized at the international level with the name INTROMET.

  • TROPMET-2022: Advances in Weather and Climate Prediction and Climate Change Projection over South Asia: Applications in Water and Agriculture Sectors, IISER Bhopal, 29 November-2 December 2022;
  • TROPMET-2020: Weather and Climate Services over
    Mountainous Regions, NESAC, Shillong, 14-17 December 2020;
  • TROPMET-2019: Land, Ocean and Atmosphere
    Interactive Processes in the Context of Weather and Climate, Visakhapatnam, 2019;
  • TROPMET-2018: Understanding Weather and Climate
    Variability: Research for Society, Varanasi, 2018;
  • TROPMET-2016: Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability, Bhubaneswar, 2016;
  • TROPMET-2015: Weather and Climate Extremes, Chandigarh, 2015;
  • TROPMET-2012: Frontiers of Meteorology with special reference to the
    Himalayas, Dehradun, 2012
  • TROPMET-2011: Meteorology for Socio-economic Development, Hyderabad, 2011
  • TROPMET-2010: Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Weather and Climate and Allied Services and
    Disaster Management, Kolkata, 2010;
  • TROPMET-2007: Advances in Meteorology and their Applications, Bhopal, 2007
  • TROPMET-2006: Role of Meteorology in National Development, Pune, 2006;
  • TROPMET-2002: Forecasting and Mitigation of Meteorological Disasters: Cyclones, Floods and Droughts, Bhubaneswar, February 2002;
  • TROPMET-2001: Meteorology for Sustainable Development, Mumbai, February 2001;
  • TROPMET-2000: Ocean and Atmosphere, Kochi, February 2000;
  • TROPMET-1999: Meteorology beyond 2000, Chennai, 1999;
  • TROPMET-1997: Monsoon, Climate and Agriculture, Bangalore, February 1997;
  • TROPMET-1996: Meteorology and Natural Disasters, Visakhapatnam, February 1996;
  • TROPMET-1995: Advanced Techniques in Meteorology, Hyderabad, February 1995;
  • TROPMET-1994: Climate Variability, Pune, February 1994;
  • TROPMET-1993: Meteorology for National Development, New Delhi, February 1993;
  • TROPMET-1992: Monsoon Variability, Satellite Application and Modelling, Ahmedabad, February 1992;

Quadrennial International Symposia (INTROMET Series)

  • INTROMET-2021: Changing Climate: Consequences and Challenges, CUSAT, Kochi, 23-26 November 2021;
  • INTROMET-2017: Advancements in Space-based
    Earth Observations and Services for Weather and Climate, Ahmedabad, 03-07
    November 2017;
  • INTROMET-2013: Monsoons – Observation, Prediction
    and Simulation (MOPS), Chennai, 21-24 February 2014;
  • INTROMET-2009: Challenges and Opportunities in Agrometeorology, New Delhi, 23-25 February 2009;
  • INTROMET-2004: Natural Hazards, Hyderabad, 24-27 February 2004;
  • INTROMET-1997: Asian Monsoon and Pollution over Monsoon Environment, New Delhi, 2-5 December 1997;

Other International Events

  • MONEX-25 and its Legacy: Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Summer Monsoon Experiment-1979, New Delhi, 3-7 February 2005;
  • International conference on Seismic Hazard with particular reference to Bhuj
    Earthquake of January 26, 2001, New Delhi, 3-5 October, 2001;
  • International conference on monsoon (ICOM) and WMO Workshop on forecasting
    monsoons from days to years, New Delhi. 21-26 March 2001;
  • International Symposium on Monsoons, New Delhi, March 1977;

Other National Events

  • Symposium on Tropical Cyclones and Disaster Preparedness, Bhubaneswar
    January 1984;
  • Symposium of Local Severe Storms, Calcutta, February 1982;
  • National Symposium on Early Results of Monsoon Experiments, New Delhi, March 1981;
  • Seminar on Weather Modification, New Delhi, February 1976;
  • Symposium on Satellite Meteorology, April 1970, Pune;

Popularization of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

The various Local Chapters of IMS routinely carry out the following activities to promote popularization of meteorology and atmospheric sciences:

  • Topical workshops/symposia/seminars;
  • Scientific lectures on important topics
  • Weather Quiz for students
  • Publication of Bulletins, Illustrative Weather Calendar-cum-book/Chart, etc.
  • Publication of articles in newspapers
  • Production of educative video programmes

Vayumandal: Flagship Publication of IMS

Vayumandal, a research journal, is the flagship publication of the IMS brought out twice a year since 1971 to encourage research work and provide information on latest developments in the atmospheric sciences. Copies of the Journal are distributed free of cost to the members of the Society. Authors receive two complimentary copies of the issues.

IMS Awards

The IMS, in its endeavour to recognize
outstanding and pioneering contributions in the field of meteorology and related areas,
has instituted the Sir Gilbert Walker Gold Medal. This biennial award is to honour lifetime
contributions towards discovery of new phenomena, understanding of the
atmospheric and other processes and developing meteorological services for
societal benefits.

The IMS has also instituted five biennial research awards from the endowments gifted by the sponsors to recognize professional excellence of its members evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in the following areas:

  • Monsoon research;
  • Atmospheric observations and technologies;
  • Weather and climate services;
  • Application of satellite data and remote sensing in meteorology;
  • Modelling studies in atmospheric and oceanic sciences.

In addition, IMS has also instituted a Young Scientist Award for the best paper published in tropical meteorology, with at least the first author below 45 years of age at the beginning of the year of the award.

Ongoing and Planned Activities

  • To enhance and diversify the activities of the society continuously to meet changing needs.
  • To conduct familiarization courses on Meteorology.
  • To solicit co-operation of other International Meteorological Societies/Associations.
  • The construct its own building at Delhi with Lecture Hall, Library and Guest House etc.
  • To organize campaigns for Environmental Awareness among public through media.
  • To arrange for library membership of National Institutions for its Life Members.
  • To provide consultancy on the tropical meteorlogical, environmental and climatological issues.
  • To prepare and maintain a directory of IMS members.