EMS Outreach & Communication Award

The Outreach & Communication Award is presented to projects that explore new ways to communicate the science of meteorology, climatology and related fields and its consequences to the general public. The Award is presented in form of a trophy during the EMS Annual Meeting.

Projects or candidates may be proposed by EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members and individual members of EMS Member Societies, individual members of the EMS Council and the Media Team, or individual members of the select committee.

Name and scope of the Award

The EMS Outreach & Communication Award

The EMS Outreach & Communication Award is given annually in recognition of projects that explore new and effective ways to communicate the science of meteorology, climatology and related fields to the general public. This can include the results and consequences of the science, and can also be targeted at a more specific audience. In particular project teams will be considered for the award, however individual achievements will also be considered.

There may be more than one project selected for the award in each year.

Eligibility and Decision Process

A selection committee, consisting of the Chair of the EMS Media Team, a member of the Awards Committee and the Chair of the Education Team, plus at least three more experts, appointed by the EMS Council on a yearly basis, will decide on who will be the Laureate(s). The selection committee will normally work by e-mail.

Candidates/projects may be proposed by:

  1. EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members and individual members of EMS Member Societies.
  2. Individual members of the EMS Council and the Media Team.
  3. Individual members of the selection committee.

The documentation required for the proposal is a description of the aims of the project and a plan how these are to be achieved. An example of the realisation (a presentation, video of a presentation etc) will have to be included in the documentation and, in addition, a short description of the background of the project team (members) will be required.

Award

The Laureate(s) will receive a trophy that will be presented during the Media Session of the EMS Annual Meeting.
The documentation of the project will be published as an example of Best Practice on the EMS Website.

Call for nominations 2017

The deadline for nominations expired on 3 June 2017. The winner of the EMS Outreach and Communication Award 2017 will be announced towards the end of June 2017.

Award 2016

The Outreach & Communication Award 2016 was presented the Science Park of the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG).
The project Sandscape is recognized through an Honourable Mention.

Previously awarded projects

2014: MetOffice STEM Outreach Programme, UK
2014: Turbulence, Czech Republic

2013: Siri Kalvig, Norway
2012: Kappflygning, Norway
2012: The Irish Met Society Committee
2011: theWeather Club, UK
2011: Mountain Wave Project, Germany
2010: Météo Jeune Regional Meetings, France
2009: Rob van Dorland & the Platform Communication on Climate Change, The Netherlands
2009: Marco Virgilio, Italy, for the Meteoweekend Broadcast Project
2008: Extreme Weather Week Project by Svein Haaland &  Ekstremværuka, Norway
2008: meteoalarm.eu by the EUMETNET EMMA Project