The call for abstracts is now CLOSED. This page is now for information and reference only.

The review process is now taking place, and authors will be informed of the review committee’s decision by the beginning of March.

Selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper after the conference for a special issue of an international journal. You can see here a few presentations for the previous ICEMs.

The Conference theme for ICEM 2019 is: “Exploiting the latest weather and climate technology to tackle the energy transition”

Specifically, the Committee invited papers to be submitted for the following conference sessions:

Weather and Climate Services for Energy
  • Frameworks for the provision of weather and climate services for energy (e.g. an opportunity for showcasing C3S)
  • Building blocks, case studies, lessons learned and challenges in weather and climate services for energy
  • Stakeholder uptake and interaction approaches
Energy resource assessment
  • Renewable resource site assessment (incl. on and off-shore wind, solar, hydro, tidal, ocean wave/currents/osmotic/thermal)
  • Bioenergy and Biofuels: meteorological issues
Forecasting for power-system applications
  • Short-range to medium-range weather/power forecasting (incl. probabilistic approaches)
  • Sub-seasonal to decadal climate/power forecasting (including probabilistic approaches)
  • Long-range multi-decadal climate/power forecasting (incl. probabilistic approaches)
Environmental impacts of energy systems
  • Energy systems impacts on weather, climate and surrounding physical environments (e.g. effects on large scale climate, including air quality)
  • Micrometeorology effects on power systems (e.g. on wind turbines, solar panels, power lines)
  • Environmental and social impacts of energy system planning and developments (e.g. turbine noise, PV panel flickering)
Weather and climate risk management
  • Financial weather risk management for energy applications (insurance, trading, etc)
  • Extreme weather events and their impacts on the energy industry (catastrophic risk)
  • Climate change impacts on energy systems, incl. resources, investments, demand and production
Grid integration, storage, and smart grids
  • Meteorological data and tools for grid integration (incl. demand modelling and management, energy efficient building design, energy storage solutions, smart grid technologies)
  • Meteorological and power monitoring to enhance electricity management (e.g. urban networks), inc data visualisation and IT applications
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy transmission and distribution (e.g. ice accretion on power lines)
Education/training programmes in energy and meteorology
  • Planning new courses for credit (e.g. masters courses)
  • Outreach activities for schools
  • Training for end-users in visual/interactive products of climate and energy services
Key trends in energy and meteorology
  • Implications from increasing annual net capacity additions from renewable energy (particularly solar PV)
  • Ensuring an integrated meteorology and energy for rapidly increasing energy demand in emerging economies
Energy policy, programmes and cross-sectorial issues
  • Major national/international projects/network in energy and meteorology
  • The Climate–Energy–Water–Food nexus
  • Meteorological data and tools for energy use in transport (e.g. aviation)
  • Energy and climate policy (e.g. security issues, integrated assessment modelling)
  • The abstract must be no more than 500 words in length.
  • Abstracts may include a simple table or figure.
  • The abstract must include a succinct overview of the intent and purpose of the presentation.
  • Preference will be given to papers outlining results of research or quality-related projects.
  • References should be used sparingly
  • All abbreviations should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word
  • A structured abstract format is preferred but not mandatory with the following headings:
  • Objective & Background
  • Method
  • Principal Findings
  • Conclusion (or Discussion)

The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) Young Scientist Award consists of a free registration for ICEM 2019, including the pre-conference seminar, the social events, and a dedicated time slot to present the submitted paper. In addition, the successful applicant will have their work presented on the WEMC website.


The project

You have to submit an application describing your project and its results. The project’s description should emphasise how and why the work is novel and provides an innovative solution/methodology to help the energy sector face weather and climate impacts.


Follow the standard ICEM 2019 abstract submission procedure , ticking the «Young Scientist award» option. In addition, submit the application form directly to Dr Laurent Dubus at laurent.dubus@edf.fr, with Subject: WEMC AWARD.

Eligibility criteria

  • Submit an abstract to ICEM 2019 through the standard abstract submission
  • Submit a project description using the application form provided and supporting documents
  • Have at least a master’s degree in a field related to the subject of the award on 1st January 1st 2019, and no more than 1-year experience after PhD
  • Age limit: at most 33 on December 31st 2018
  • Attend ICEM 2019, and commit to presenting your project to the audience

Relevant Documents


Project submission deadline: 11th January 2019 Extended: 25th January 2019

Age limit: at most 33 on 31st December 2018

Prize:  TBC (minimum: free registration for ICEM 2019, including the pre-conference seminar, the social events, and a dedicated time slot to present the submitted paper)

Confidentiality: guaranteed by the terms and conditions

The call for abstracts closed on Friday 8 February 2019. The information below has been retained for your information and reference.

Please note that there is an abstract fee submission of €30 (EUR). If the abstract fee of €30 is a barrier to submitting your abstract to ICEM 2019, we encourage you to get in touch with us to work out a solution.

When submitting your abstract, please indicate the session that is best aligned with your abstract. Abstracts submitted can be for oral or poster presentations (please indicate your preference when submitting your abstract).  The Scientific Committee reserves the right to accept or reject abstracts. In addition, the Committee will endeavour to allocate accepted abstracts according to your oral/poster preference but this cannot be guaranteed. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference and there will be ample opportunity to discuss your presentation with delegates during scheduled poster sessions. There will also be 2-minute oral presentations to summarise your poster. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in total – 16 minutes for presentation, 3 minutes for questions and 1 minute for change over of speakers. Prizes will be awarded for The Best Student Paper (either oral or poster) and for the Best Poster.

Please note that it is a pre-requisite that the presenting author registers for a minimum of one day to ICEM 2019 for their abstract to be included in the conference program.

For any questions please contact the ICEM 2019 committee:

E-mail:  icem2019@wemcouncil.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 3286 3250

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