Early Instrumental Meteorological Series Conference & Workshop

18.06 - 21.06.2018  
Bern, Switzerland
Contact person:
Oeschger Centre

The Early Instrumental Meteorological Series Conference and Workshop will be held from 18-21 June 2018 at the University of Bern, Switzerland.


The goal of this conference and workshop is to discuss the state of knowledge on early instrumental meteorological series from the 18th and early 19th century.

The first two days will be in conference-style and will encompass invited talks from different regions of the world (including participation by skype) on existing compilations and on individual records, but also on instruments and archives as well as on climate events and processes. Contributed presentations (most will be posters) are welcome.

The third and fourth days target a smaller audience and are in workshop-style. The goal is to compile a detailed inventory of all early instrumental records: What has been measured, where, when and by whom? Is the location of the original data known? Have they been imaged, digitised, homogenised, or are they already in existing archives? This work will help to focus future data rescue activities.


Registration and abstract submission are due by 15 March 2018.


Stefan Brönnimann, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
Christian Rohr, Institute of History, University of Bern

Further information

All details and the registration form can be found on the official website: