About AMOSAMOS is an independent Australian society that supports and fosters interest in meteorology, oceanography and other related sciences. This is done by providing a forum for people with a common interest, and by publishing relevant material. The Society helps all those with an interest in the environment including research workers and professionals, those whose work is affected by, and affects, the atmosphere and oceans, and those who simply want to keep up with new findings.
It provides support and fosters interest in meteorology and oceanography through its publications, meetings, courses, grants and prizes, and represents the views of its members to Government, institutes and the public.
Who can be a member?
Anyone with a genuine interest in meteorology, oceanography, or related sciences. Students and teachers (primary, secondary or tertiary) are welcome. There are several categories of membership available for an individual or organization.
How is the Society organised?
The Society's affairs are run by Council and its committees, within the constraints of the Rules of the Society. Council consists of an executive comprising the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary; plus the immediate past President and one member representing each Centre and Special Interest Group. Centres of the Society exist in different regions (Sydney, Hobart, Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane and Adelaide) to organise meetings and other activities of the Society in those regions.
Special Interest Groups are established to act as a focus for members with a particular interest. They organise meetings, conferences and other activities. In addition there are several standing committees of Council which include Awards and Education, whilst ad-hoc committees are established from time to time to advise and assist the Council. All Council members are elected annually during November and take office on 1 January following their election.