Past President and Fellow at CMOS
Jim has spent over 45 years involved in weather, water and climate. He is currently a Fellow and Past President of the Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (CMOS President from 2021 to 2023). He is well known nationally and internationally, and is frequently invited as an expert speaker by a variety of organizations and the media.
As President of Climaction Services Inc., he and colleagues assist municipalities, including African NS & Indigenous communities, to understand and adapt to climate change and extreme weather.
Jim started his career with Environment Canada at CFB Greenwood, then was transferred to Whitehorse, and on to Montreal where he learned to work in French. Subsequently, Jim managed a wide variety weather, water, and environmental operational and research programs, including meteorological research and the observing program for all of Canada, including the Arctic
His most proud accomplishment was starting the Canadian hurricane forecast and research program, which included lead investigator for several reconnaissance flights into hurricanes threatening Canada… and survived.
Jim was awarded the Patterson Medal for Meteorology in 2003 and the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2013.
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