Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology



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AGMET was founded in Ireland in 1984, and has the full title of “Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology.”  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. Currently members are drawn from organisations including Met Éireann, Teagasc, The Geological Survey of Ireland, The Environmental Protection Agency, The Office of Public Works, Universities (NUI-Maynooth, UCD, TCD, UCC), other third-level colleges, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Dublin) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland.

AGMET draws on the expertise of other organisations (RTÉ, IFA, The National Farm Centre) when required for knowledge about topics under discussion and review.

The main activities of Agmet are:
  • the provision of support of agro-meteorology for professionals working in Ireland
  • the publication of books about agriculture and the weather
  • holding conferences on agro-meteorology
  • the development of agro-meteorology education in Ireland
  • interaction with other organisations
  • awarding the Austin Burke Silver and Bronze medals
The  publications and conferences of Agmet are designed to bring the existing knowledge of agricultural meteorology to a wider audience.

Some useful links:
Met Éireann
World Meteorological Organisation
WMO Agricultural Meteorology Programme
International Society for Agrometeorology
Intergovernmental Pannal on Climate Change

Last update: 31 May 2013