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.

Upcoming Event : Inauguration of the weekly online lecture series on Radar Meteorology (25th May 2024).

Inauguration Ceremony of Online Lecture Series on Radar Meteorology

SAMA in Collaboration With
Advanced Center for Atmospheric Radar Research (ACARR)
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India

Date: 25th May 2024

Time: 10.00 AM IST (UTC +5.30 Hours)

Program Schedule

Live Streaming on YouTube

Prof. Celeste Saulo

Secretary-General, WMO

WMO Secretary General Hails SAMA's Impactful Contributions

The Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization, Prof. Celeste Saulo, extends her appreciation to the South Asian Meteorological Association (SAMA) for their remarkable efforts in capacity building and training. This commendation recognizes SAMA's impactful work across 60+ countries in South Asia and among Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member nations. Prof. Saulo particularly emphasized the exceptional collaborative initiatives undertaken by SAMA, which have significantly contributed to the advancement of meteorological understanding and practices in these regions.

World Meteorological Organization

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









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.


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 21st March, 2024.

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 21st March, 2024.

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 o