SIRWEC 2020 Postponed

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the globe the SIRWEC leadership has been evaluating the SIRWEC Congress planned for June 2020 in Druskininkai, Lithuania. While the works associated with road weather are important and should be shared, the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic takes precedence.

Out of an abundance of caution the SIRWEC leadership has agreed that postponing our gathering until October 2020 is the correct decision.

In the mean time, please heed the advise of our health professionals during these trying times.

Stay Safe – Stay Heathy

Rick Nelson

Surface Transportation Weather at 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

This upcoming January (13-17 January 2019) will see the 98th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington DC. This event will bring transportation professionals together from around the world to discuss every imaginable aspect of transportation. One of the many committees of the Transportation Research Board is AH010 Surface Transportation Weather and this committee will be well represented with seminar on Sunday lectern sessions on Monday and they will hold their committee meeting at a new day and time on Tuesday afternoon. There are also winter service topics through the committee AHD65, Winter Maintenance on Monday and Tuesday with three committee meeting on Tuesday evening from 2000 to 2145.

As always we are expecting a very good program by both committees and hope members of SIRWEC will be in attendance.

SIRWEC has new president

During the 19th Conference in Smolenice Jozef Vivoda of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute was elected as the new president of SIRWEC. Long time SIRWEC member Lee Chapman of the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Birmingham was re-elected as secretary.