South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA)

SAMA is a Non-Profit International Scientific Society of Nine South Asian countries engaged in the promotion of Meteorology and Allied Sciences.


Ongoing Event : Online Lecture Series on Satellite Meteorology (02 September 2023 to 20 January 2024).    |    Upcoming Event : 2nd Weekly online lecture series on "Atmospheric Dynamics" (Dates to be announced).

Ongoing Event:

Lecture 20 of Weekly Online Lecture Series on Satellite Meteorology

Date: 03rd February 2024
Time: 3 pm - 4 pm IST + 30 minutes Interactive session (UTC +5:30 Hrs).
Program Schedule

Live Stream on Youtube

SAMA's Open Lecture Series: An Educational Triumph in Meteorology

Celebration of Knowledge: The SAMA Lecture Series

SAMA's Inclusive Education Initiative: A Global Success

7th January 2023 to 24th April 2023

The South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA) is thrilled to celebrate the completion and success of our recent lecture series in collaboration with SRM Institute of Science and Technology. This inclusive, comprehensive event was a monumental gathering of minds, featuring an impressive 2093 registered participants hailing from 48 different nations across the globe.Our lecture series, held from January 7th to April 24th, 2023, showcased a plethora of engaging topics related to Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. With a keen focus on Atmospheric Physics, the series was meticulously curated by an advisory panel of distinguished academicians and seasoned researchers. Their expertise and knowledge lent depth to the syllabus of the module, making every Saturday's online class a unique exploration into the fascinating world of meteorology.We are proud to announce that 256 of our participants from 36 countries have successfully qualified for Completion/Participation certificates. Their commitment and active involvement have been key to the enriching dialogue and knowledge exchange that characterized this series.The target audience for this program was diverse, ranging from students pursuing Masters in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science to research scholars in Earth and Climate Sciences. Early career scientists and weather and climate enthusiasts also joined the ranks, contributing to the robust intellectual landscape of this lecture series.We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees and contributors who made this event a significant landmark in SAMA's history. We anticipate that the shared insights and burgeoning connections from this series will serve as stepping stones for future learning and collaborations in our shared pursuit of understanding our planet's complex weather and climate systems.

Discover the Story of SAMA

Uniting South Asia in the Pursuit of Meteorology

SAMA is a scientific association comprising nine South Asian countries:

  • Afghanistan

  • Bangladesh

  • Bhutan

  • India

  • Maldives

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • Pakistan

  • Sri Lanka

Member countries are engaged in operational meteorological services and the promotion of meteorology and allied sciences within their respective nations.

Our Mission

Meteorology for sustainable development of the region.

Our Vision

Sharing Knowledge of Weather and Climate Without Borders.

Our Mission

Meteorology for sustainable development of the region.

Our Vision

Sharing Knowledge of Weather and Climate Without Borders.

Our Objectives

Meteorology for sustainable development of the region.


  1. Foster interaction amongst professionals working in Meteorology and allied fields in South Asia.

  2. Advancement of Meteorological and allied sciences in South Asia.

  3. Communicate knowledge of climate change and extreme weather events to the public through Citizen Science and outreach programs.

  4. Application of Meteorology and allied sciences for the sustainable development of the region.

  5. Promote Public, Private and Academia partnership for the promotion of Meteorology and its societal applications.

Member Countries

involved in the effort

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

India

Maldives

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

Sri Lanka


History of SAMA

South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA) established on 3rd August 2020, is a Non-Profit International Scientific Society to serve as an active platform for Sharing Knowledge of Weather & Climate and related sciences among the professionals and the public.

It was established in 2020 by inviting all the countries in the South Asian Region to join hands to achieve sharing of information and knowledge about the weather & climate of the region.

The South Asian region is endowed with a large variety & complexities of weather phenomena and influences the life and economy of the people.Its enormously large range of geographical features – from Oceans to High snow-covered Mountains, from large Deserts to Tropical Forests to Glaciers and the mighty River systems, all of which interact with the Atmosphere above to produce important weather systems affecting the large population of different countries involved.These include, the Monsoons, the Tropical Cyclones, the Western Disturbances, the Thunderstorms, Hailstorms, Dust storms, Squall lines, Cloudbursts, Snowstorms, Heavy rainfall, scanty rainfall, Dense Fog, Heat wave, cold wave and variety of associated hazards like Floods, Landslides, Avalanches, Storm Surges, Droughts and others.

Each of the member countries, and their official meteorological communities, are engaged in their own way to monitor, understand and forecast the weather phenomena of concern to serve their populace.However, it is known that, the weather does not respect any political boundaries. Comprehensive understanding of weather requires wider collaboration and exchange of information. While this is happening at an official level, the need was felt to set up an open and informal platform for exchange of knowledge and information about weather phenomena and processes among various stakeholders and towards achieving improvements in understanding and forecasting the weather of the region at different scales.It is with this wider objective; SAMA was established after widespread discussions and consultations.Over the last three years, with participation from active members from different countries, SAMA has gained acceptance and has made good progress through a variety of important activities through Meetings, Seminars, Training Courses in Online and Offline modes. It now has nearly 438 Members across 9 countries involved. The members are increasing day-by-day.

Organization

Executive Council

The Executive Council of SAMA is an elected body by its members. Its function is to conduct the business of SAMA according to the Statutes and Regulations of the Constitution in force.

Advisory Panel

SAMA's Advisory Panel is composed of distinguished academicians and scientists from across South Asia, providing invaluable guidance to the association.

Executive Coordination Team

The Executive Support Team at SAMA is a dynamic group serving as the backbone for all SAMA activities and initiatives.

SAMA Scientific Committees

SAMA has formed different scientific committees for promoting activities and capacity building initially in 7 different fields:

  • Education & Outreach

  • Satellite Meteorology

  • Numerical Weather Prediction

  • Radar Meteorology

  • Air Pollution

  • Climate Change

  • Mountain Meteorology


Members and Membership Form

2nd Interactive Session with SAMA Student Members

3rd June, 2023

Membership Form

SAMA membership is open to professionals from the public, academic, and private sectors working in meteorology and allied fields. Students and others interested in learning and promoting the application of meteorology for the benefit of society are also welcome to join.

Life Members

Life Members of SAMA include individuals from various institutions across South Asia who share a strong interest in meteorology.

Latest list of Life Members.

Last updated 1st December, 2023.

Student Members

Student Members of SAMA come from various academic institutions across South Asia, driven by their keen interest in meteorology.

Latest list of Student Members

Benefits of Becoming a SAMA Student Member

Become a SAMA Champion

Last updated 1st December, 2023.


SAMA Student Member Benefits

Becoming a student member of the South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA) would come with a range of benefits, especially given the organization's history and the breadth of its member base. Here are some potential benefits:

  • Education and Training: With access to online and offline seminars, meetings, and training courses, student members can deepen their understanding of meteorology and allied sciences, learning from experts in the field.

  • Networking: Membership would offer opportunities to connect with a diverse community of meteorology professionals and enthusiasts from nine different countries. These connections could lead to future job opportunities, collaborations, or simply a chance to discuss common interests with like-minded individuals.

  • Participation in Events: Members have the chance to participate in SAMA's various events, such as meetings and lectures series, which could offer deeper insights into topics like atmospheric physics or atmospheric dynamics.

  • Contribution to a Wider Objective: By joining SAMA, you're supporting an organization that promotes the sharing of information and knowledge across political boundaries. This fosters a greater understanding of weather phenomena in the South Asian region.

  • Staying Updated: Regular updates about the latest findings, forecasts, and trends in meteorology would help you stay informed about the field's latest developments.

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Stay Updated for a chance to work with SAMA organization (Opportunities for PhD and Masters Candidates)

  • Career Enhancement: Being a member of a respected association like SAMA can be a valuable addition to your CV, demonstrating your commitment to the field of meteorology.

SAMA Champion Enrollment Now Open!

Become a SAMA Champion: Enroll Now to be a Proactive Member of SAMA by participating in SAMA'S core organizational activities.

Events

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from SAMA.

2023

Inaugural Day of Weekly Online Lecture Series on Satellite Meteorology jointly organized by SAMA and BIT Mesra

02 September, 2023.

4th Foundation Day Celebration

03 August, 2023.

Webinar on "Climate Change as an unconventional National security Threat" by Dr. SN Mishra on 15th July 2023

19 June, 2023.

Valedictory function of the 1st weekly online lecture series on "Atmospheric Physics"

19 June, 2023.

2nd meeting of the members of Advisory Panel of Lecture Series (APLS) on "Atmospheric Dynamics"

17 June, 2023.

2nd SAMA Student Member Virtual Interaction Session with SAMA Life members and SAMA ECT Members.

3 June, 2023.

2nd SAMA- SAFOAM Joint Workshop on "Long Range Forecast for the 2023 Southwest Monsoon Season Rainfall and its application on South Asian Agriculture"

13 MAY, 2023.

2nd General Body Meeting of SAMA-India Chapter

7th May, 2023.

WRF Model Training of 3 weeks conducted in collaboration with C-DAC

3-20 April, 2023.

4th General Body Meeting

2 April, 2023.

2nd Executive Council Meeting of SAMA

3 March, 2023.

1st General Body Meeting of India Chapter

24 February, 2023

1st Hybrid Meeting of the Mountain Meteorology committee of SAMA held at DHM, Kathmandu, Nepal

23 February, 2023

13 lectures of the weekly online lecture series on Atmospheric Physics completed jointly with SAMA & SRM IST

7, 14, 21, 28 January, 4, 11, 18, 25 February, 6, 11,18, 25 March, and 1 April, 2023

Bank account of SAMA created
The details are:
Bank name: State Bank of India (SBI),
Branch: BIT Mesra, Ranchi
Account Name: South Asian Meteorological Association
Current A/C No: 41620521615
IFSC Code: SBIN0018056

27 January, 2023

Inauguration of the 1st lecture of the SAMA - SRMIST↗ lecture series

7 January, 2023

2022

1st SAMA-SAFOAM↗ Joint Workshop on Monsoon 2022: Impact of Monsoon Variability on Agriculture

3 December, 2022

1st Advisory Panel Meeting on SAMA-SRMIST Lecture series

29 October, 2022

1st joint seminar/ webinar in Hybrid mode organized by SAMA, SOHAM, CDHM/ TU, KCRE on AsiaPEX-SA by Toru Terao

3 September, 2022

2nd SAMA-SALNet joint webinar on “Role of Atmospheric and Climatic parameters in lightning frequency” by Ronald L. Holle

27 August, 2022

3rd Foundation Day online celebration of SAMA; Popular talk on “Indian Endeavours in Polar Regions” by Dr. Rasik Ravindra. Results of quiz competition, Prize distribution, interaction with the winner students.

3 August, 2022

1st Physical meeting with the members of SAMA (Nepal) organized at Kathmandu

23 July, 2022

International Lightning Day commemoration jointly with SALNet↗ and SAMA

28 June, 2022

2nd Meeting of the NWP Committee of SAMA

25 June, 2022

World Environment Day commemoration jointly with IDCF and GRC India

6 June, 2022

1st Meeting of the Satellite Meteorology Committee of SAMA

4th June, 2022

1st Meeting of the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Committee of SAMA

14th May, 2022

1st Meeting of the Executive Council of SAMA

7th May, 2022

3rd General Body Meeting (GBM) for the formation of the 1st Executive Council of SAMA including President, Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Treasurer and Council Members

10 April, 2022

4th Advisory Committee meeting

3 April, 2022

World Meteorological Day Celebration

27 March 2022

1st Meeting of the Education & Outreach Committees of SAMA

20 March, 2022

SAMA registered as a non-profit Scientific society with ROC, Delhi

7 March, 2022

Quiz competition organised on Climate Science for students of class 9-12

22 February – 25 March, 2022

Webinars on the works of the Nobel Laureates Prof. Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann

28 February, 2022

Registration of SAMA Filed

16 February, 2022

2021

Representation of SAMA at IFMS (International Federation of Meteorological Societies)

17 November, 2021

2nd General Body Meeting (GBM)

30 October, 2021

1st Meeting of the Students Members of SAMA with Executive Support Team

2 October, 2021

Constitution of Scientific Committees of SAMA

18 September, 2021

3rd Advisory Council Meeting

18 September, 2021

Webinar on Asian Precipitation Experiment (AsiaPEX)

4 September, 2021

1st Newsletter of SAMA released

3 August, 2021

Logo of SAMA approved

3 August, 2021

1st Foundation Day Celebration

3 August, 2021

Webinar on Restoration of Himalayan Ecosystem

17 July, 2021

Twitter handle of SAMA Launched Link Here

6 June, 2021

Website of SAMA Launched

6 June, 2021

SAMA along with IMS↗ and SAHHIN↗ jointly organized a Webinar on Heatwaves

6 June, 2021

SAMA organized a webinar on "Lightning Resilient South Asia" on 22nd April 2021 on the occasion of Earth Day.

22 April 2021

Constitution of SAMA Finalised

7 April, 2021

World Meteorological Day Celebration

23 March, 2021

2nd Advisory Council Meeting

14 February, 2021

2020

Online workshop on Atmospheric observation and Weather Monitoring Techniques

SAMA and SRM IST jointly organized One day Online Workshop on Atmospheric Observations and Weather Monitoring Techniques. Around 300 participants from 21 countries have participated in the workshop.

12 December, 2020

Webinar on Monsoon forecast vs South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF)

SAMA in collaboration with IMS and IMD, organized one day webinar on Monsoon 2020 versus SASCOF forecasts on 7th Nov 2020. Member countries have presented the monsoon and its predictions in comparison with SASCOF.

7 November, 2020

World Ozone Day celebration including quiz contest for students of class 8-12.

SAMA joined with IMD, Vigyan Prasar and IMS to celebrate the World Ozone Day on 16th Sep 2020. A flyer was circulated pertaining the information on the importance of ozone and the significance of world ozone day. An online quiz was organized for the students of South Asian countries wherein 22,000 number of students appeared for the quiz and secured the participation certificates. Merit certificates were awarded to the students who got more than 65% of the quiz score. An online seminar was organized and Dr. V. K. Soni, Scientist F, IMD↗ delivered the talk.

16 September, 2020

YouTube Channel of SAMA created Link Here

10 September, 2020

Facebook of SAMA launched Link Here

3 September, 2020

1st Advisory Committee meeting

26 August,2020

Establishment of South Asian Meteorological Association

3 August, 2020

Upcoming Event Details

Weekly Online Lecture Series on Satellite Meteorology

Resources

Educational Resources

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L1, Orientation Lecture on Weather & Climate Sciences, by Prof. UC Mohanty, 7th January 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L2, Orientation Lecture on Weather & Climate Services, Dr. M. Mohapatra, DGM IMD, 14th January 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L3, Orientation Lecture, Research & Career opportunity, Dr. S.K. Dash 21st January 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L4, Orientation Lecture, Atmospheric Observations, Dr. MV Ratnam, NARL, 28th January 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L5, Atmospheric Thermodynamics Basics, Part 1, Prof. DV Bhaskar Rao, 4th February 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L6, Atmospheric Thermodynamics Basics, Part 2, Prof. DV Bhaskar Rao, 11th February 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L7, Atmospheric Thermodynamics Basics, Part 3, Prof. DV Bhaskar Rao, 18th February 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L8, Atmospheric Thermodynamics Basics, Part 4, Prof. DV Bhaskar Rao, 25th February 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L9, Atmospheric Radiation Basics, Part 1, Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay, 6th March 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L10, Atmospheric Radiation Basics, Part 2, Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay, 11th March 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L11, Atmospheric Radiation Basics, Part 3, Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay, 18th March 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L12, Atmospheric Radiation Basics, Part 4, Dr. B. Mukhopadhyay, 18th March 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L13, Cloud Physics Basics, Part 1, Prof. P. Pradeep Kumar, 1st April 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L14, Cloud Physics Basics, Part 2, Prof. P. Pradeep Kumar, 8th April 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L15, Cloud Physics Basics, Part 3, Prof. P. Pradeep Kumar, 17th April 2023↗

SAMA-SRM Lecture Series, L16, Cloud Physics Basics, Part 4, Prof. P. Pradeep Kumar, 17th April 2023↗

SAMA Heatwave Webinar. 6th June 2021↗

One-Day Online Workshop on Atmospheric Observations and Weather Monitoring Techniques,12th December 2020)↗

Education and Training Programme, WMO↗

SAMA Report on Lecture Series

Meteorology Lecture Series Achieves Phenomenal Success

Presentation of Lecture Series Report

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Report on Lecture Series

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SAMA Constitution and Brcohure

Learn more about the SAMA organization and activities

SAMA Constitution

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SAMA Brochure

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SAMA Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest events, research, and news with our SAMA newsletter.

Latest SAMA Newsletter

Issue: January-June, 2023.

Newsletter PDF download.

Issue: June-December, 2022.

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Issue: January-June, 2022.

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Issue: July-December, 2021.

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Issue: January-June, 2021.

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Issue: August-December, 2020.

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Get in touch

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Alternatively, you can reach us at:

Official SAMA Email Address

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Dr. Poulomi Chakravarty↗

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Capacity Building

Empowering South Asian meteorologists through knowledge and collaboration.

WRF Modeling System Training Workshop

SAMA, C-DAC, and NSM Collaborate to host capacity building/training school on WRF Modeling System from 03-20 April, 2023.

Online

105 participants from South Asian countries.