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Medals and certificates at the EGU Awards Ceremony at the EGU 2016 General Assembly (Credit: EGU/Foto Pfluegl)

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Nominate candidates for EGU awards and medals

20 January 2016

Every year, the EGU honours individuals for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences through its awards and medals programme. EGU members are kindly asked to submit their nominations for all EGU 2017 medals and awards by 15 June 2016.

Detailed information on the selection process and how to propose a candidate is available on the Awards & Medals section of the EGU website. Nominations for all the medals and awards must be submitted via an online nomination form. Before submitting a nomination, please carefully check if the nomination satisfies the EGU requirements.

To increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.

The list of awards and medals bestowed by the Union and its divisions, as well as the previous awardees, is available on the EGU website. The list includes Union Medals for established scientists, Division Medals for mid-career scientists, as well as division and Union-wide awards for early career scientists.

In relation with its General Assemblies, the Union presents a number of special awards, such as the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards. These aim to further improve the overall quality of poster and PICO presentations and most importantly, to foster the excitement of students and early career researchers in presenting their work in the form of a poster and/or PICO. Please check the OSPP page for eligibility requirements and information about how to apply.

The 2016 awardees and medallists will receive their prizes at the EGU 2016 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 17–22 April. The 2017 awards and medals, to be announced in October 2016, will be presented to their recipients the following year, at the EGU 2017 General Assembly.


Alberto Montanari
Chair of the EGU Awards Committee

Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-2180-6703


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