International Society of Biometeorology



    • 2024 Cherry Blossom Prediction Competition! The international prediction competition, “When will the cherry trees bloom in 2024?”, will be open throughout February 2024.  The competition organizers will provide all the publicly available data they can find on the bloom date of cherry trees. Competitors will use this data, in combination with any other publicly available data, to create reproducible predictions of the bloom dates at five locations around the globe.  Compete for prizes of up to $5,000 and help scientists better understand the impacts of climate change. Complete submissions include a short narrative and a link to a publicly accessible Git repository.  Partners include George Mason University, Columbia University, and the U.S. National Phenology Network.
  • Students and New Professionals Special Issue due 1 September 2023 to guest editors Dr. Daniel Vecellio (dvecelli[at] and Dr. Yuliya Dzyuban (ydzyuban[at]  Learn more.


The International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) provides an international forum for the promotion of interdisciplinary collaboration between meteorologists, health professionals, biologists, climatologists, ecologists and other scientists.

The Society, as a community of scientists with similar interests, fulfills an important role in providing information, expertise and advice to international organizations requesting this assistance. ISB as a Non-Governmental Organization is a member of ICSU and maintains close liaison with UN agencies such as WMO, WHO, FAO, UNESCO, UNEP and other International organizations.

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Commissions and Study Groups


Studying the affects of domestic, feral, wild and laboratory animals to natural changes and to extremes of the physical environment.


The relationship between human health and climate has become an important topic all over the world in the last decades.


Climate (the concept includes weather) and leisure activities are connected in diverse ways.


Phenology is a scientific discipline studying the link between vegetation dynamics and the climate.


Disseminating biometeorological knowledge across international and disciplinary boundaries.