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EGU news Nominations open soon for ESA-EGU Joint Award for Earth Observation Excellence

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Nominations open soon for ESA-EGU Joint Award for Earth Observation Excellence

26 May 2022

Following the widespread interest and success of the inaugural 2021 ESA-EGU Earth Observation Excellence Award, the European Space Agency (ESA) and European Geosciences Union (EGU) are delighted to announce plans for the latest edition of this coveted Joint Award.

In 2023, ESA and EGU will again recognise and honour an individual Early Career Scientist (ECS) and team that have contributed to the innovative use of earth observations (EO), with a focus on the use of European EO datasets in the field of science and applications.

The call for nominations and submission is open from 7 September until 7 December 2022.

ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Simonetta Cheli, noted: “Earth observation has become an indispensable tool for a range of geoscience disciplines. It contributes to greater scientific understanding and plays a crucial role in taking the pulse of our planet. Additionally, it has also become a source of timely and relevant information to guide sustainable development, to mitigate environmental risks, and to build a better informed and more resilient society.” She then added: “I am thrilled to announce preparations are now underway for the latest Call for nominations for this joint ESA-EGU Earth Observation Award, and that the ESSC has agreed to carry out the evaluation.”

The EGU President, Helen Glaves, also said: “EGU is delighted to once again partner with ESA to make a joint award for excellence in Earth Observation. EO plays a key role in understanding many aspects of the Earth system and as the leading geosciences organisation in Europe we know that many of our members rely on European Earth Observation and satellite data for their work. EGU is delighted to celebrate the success of this work in partnership with ESA and the ESSC.”

The award will be announced and presented at next year’s EGU General Assembly 2023 in Vienna following an independent evaluation of nominations led by the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation.

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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s premier geosciences union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. It is a non-profit interdisciplinary learned association of scientists founded in 2002 with headquarters in Munich, Germany. The EGU publishes a number of diverse scientific journals that use an innovative open access format and organises topical meetings plus education and outreach activities. Its annual General Assembly is the largest and most prominent European geosciences event, attracting more than 14,000 scientists from all over the world. The meeting’s sessions cover a wide range of topics, including volcanology, planetary exploration, the Earth’s internal structure and atmosphere, climate, energy, and resources. For more information, follow the EGU on Twitter and Facebook.

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Gillian D’Souza
Media and Communications Officer
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany


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