Weather broadcasters straddle the worlds of meteorology and the media, depending on both for the resources to do their job properly, but belonging fully to neither.
Their responsibility is first and foremost to their audience, who expect them to be informative, educational, entertaining, witty, …and above all right!
As broadcasting breaks free of national barriers, weathermen and weatherwomen need a strong and united voice that will make itself heard on their behalf. The benefits of membership of the IABM include the quarterly newsletter Up Front Summer 2015, containing articles of specific interest to weather broadcasters. Our members website has information essential to their profession.
In pursuance of this task, the IABM has entered into dialogue with bodies such as the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), EUMETSAT, and ECOMET. In 1998, the IABM was granted consultative status with WMO, a status that allows us to forge contacts at the highest levels within Meteorology. Members of the IABM participate actively in expert teams and task forces reporting to WMO, keeping the concerns of broadcasters always to the forefront.