Kia ora, welcome!

Thank you to everyone who was involved in ICSHMO 2022. We are pleased to announce the winners for the Outstanding Presentations Awards!  

Best Talk

  • Winner of the Best Talk category: Neelesh Rampal, "High-resolution downscaling with interpretable deep learning: resolving precipitation extremes over New Zealand"
  • ⁠Runner up: Ryan Fogt, "A regime shift in seasonal total Antarctic sea ice extent in the 20th century"
  • ⁠Runner up: Andy Hogg, "Sensitivity of Antarctic shelf waters and sea ice to wind amplitude"

Best Student Talk

  • ⁠Winner of the Best Student Talk category: Hamish Prince, "Following the breadcrumbs: tracking New Zealand atmospheric rivers back to their source"
  • ⁠Runner up: Dejun Cai, "Location, frequency and intensity of cold fronts over southeast Australia and their role in Australia’s 2019/2020 Black Summer fire disaster"
  • ⁠Runner up: Danielle Udy, "How does salty snowfall in Antarctica help us understand Australian rainfall processes?"

Best Poster

  • Winner of the Best Poster category: Linden Ashcroft, "The world’s longest known parallel temperature dataset: a comparison between daily Glaisher and Stevenson Screen temperature data at Adelaide, Australia, 1887–1947"
  • ⁠Runner up: Rishav Goyal, "Why is the Southern Hemisphere extratropical atmospheric circulation not zonally symmetric?"
  • ⁠Runner up: Michael Grose, "Climate scenarios of mean climate change for 2050 in the Pacific using storylines"

Best Student Poster

  • ⁠Winner of the Best Student Poster category: Lisa Craw, "Microstructural processes governing the behaviour of basal marine shelf ice"
  • ⁠Runner up: Kararaina Te Puni, "A new system to measure carbonyl sulfide in air samples as tracer for gross primary production"
  • Second ⁠Runner up: Harris Anderson, "Impact of millennial-scale climate change on biological and physical processes of the South West Pacific."

Conference Updates

28 Jan 2022.  Just a week and a half to go to the fully virtual ICSHMO 2022 and thank you to all sponsors, speakers, delegates and presenters who have adapted to virtual.  The change to a fully virtual conference means that some presentations have had to be moved to new days and times. Please check your presentation slot on the updated programme on the Programme page. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

21 Jan 2022.  Considering the current precarity of the COVID Omicron situation and recent announcements regarding the traffic light settings, the ICSHMO and Met Society committees have decided it is necessary to move to a fully virtual conference to manage risk.

Please bear with us while we work through the options and we will be in touch with everyone next week regarding your registration, presentation, sponsorship etc; there is no need to contact us at this stage. A special thank you to the ICSHMO and Met Society committee for working through this situation.

With best regards,

Luke Sutherland-Stacy
Met Society President

The International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography series began in the early 1980s and for 40 years has provided a unique venue for discussion of the science of the Southern Hemisphere. All things south of the Equator are topics for discussion at ICSHMO meetings: oceans, ice, weather, climate, advances in science and technology, human interactions with the environment, and reflections on the history of our science. The ICSHMO conferences bring together a special family of researchers from across the Southern Hemisphere and beyond. 

Due to the international nature of the 13th ICSHMO conference, it is being offered as a Hybrid week (face-to-face and virtual) 8-12 February and a Virtual week 15-17 February to suit both those attending the event in New Zealand as well those joining virtually. 

The committee welcomes all contributions on Southern Hemisphere weather, ocean, and climate science.

Local Organising Committee

Kyle Clem (Victoria University of Wellington)
Jeanette Dargaville (Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society)
Howard Diamond (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Daniel Kingston (University Of Otago)
Angela Maharaj (Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society)
Michael Martens (Metservice NZ and Metsociety NZ)
Sylvia Nichol (NIWA)
Beatriz Reboredo Viso (Weather Radar New Zealand)
James Renwick (Victoria University of Wellington)

Please note the New Zealand borders are currently closed to international travelers and only New Zealand residents and citizens may enter. More information here:  

We will update this website should the situation change and look to engaging with international delegates through our Virtual platform. 

Key Dates

18 July, 2021

Session Submission Deadline

19 September, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline


by 23 October, 2021

Author Notification

19 December, 2021

Early Registration Deadline

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