EMS Tromp Award for an outstanding achievement in biometeorology

The European Meteorological Society and the Tromp Foundation collaborate on this new EMS Tromp Award to promote Biometeorology in Europe and within the EMS community.
The Tromp Foundation (Foundation for Biometeorological Research), the legacy of Solco W. Tromp, is funding this new award. The award is announced annually and was given the first time in 2015.

Eligibility

Anybody having published a scientific paper in the field of biometeorology meeting the criteria detailed below and resident in Europe (WMO RAVI) is eligible to apply for the award. There is no age restriction. Scientists can apply directly or be nominated by another person.

Application/nomination procedure

  • The EMS-Tromp-Award is awarded to a scientist for an excellent scientific paper in the field of biometeorology.
  • The paper must have been published in an international peer-reviewed journal with the nominee as first author.
  • The nomination may be made by the scientist him/herself or by others working in the field of biometeorology.
  • The nomination needs to be accompanied by the PDF of the published scientific paper, Curriculum Vitae, and publication list.

Award

The prize in is presented during the EMS Annual Meeting. The awardee will receive $US 1,000 and travel expenses to attend the EMS Annual Meeting (includes return economy air fare, accommodation and registration fees).
The awardee is expected to give a presentation at one of the sessions thematically related to biometeorology at the EMS Annual meeting, for example Atmospheric effects on humans, Adaptation, Urban climate or Agrometerology.

Call for nominations

A call for nominations or applications is issued each year in early spring.

The European Meteorological Society and Tromp Foundation invite applications for the EMS Tromp Award. The Tromp Foundation (Foundation for Biometeorological Research), the legacy of Solco W. Tromp, is funding this award.

Eligibility

Anybody having published a scientific paper in the field of biometeorology meeting the criteria detailed below and resident in Europe (WMO RAVI) is eligible to apply for the award. There is no age restriction. Scientists can apply directly or be nominated by another person.

Application/nomination procedure

  • The EMS-Tromp-Award will be awarded to a scientist for an excellent scientific paper in the field of biometeorology.
  • The paper must have been published in an international peer-reviewed journal with the nominee as first author.
  • The paper must have been published between 1 January 2016 and the deadline for this EMS Tromp Award: 30 April 2018.
  • The nomination may be made by the scientist him/herself or by others working in the field of biometeorology.
  • The nomination needs to be accompanied by the PDF of the published scientific paper, Curriculum Vitae, and publication list.
  • Nominations must be submitted electronically by email to ems-tromp-award@emetsoc.org until 30 April 2018, 23:59 PST (US-Pacific Standard Time).

Award

The prize in will be presented during the 18th EMS Annual Meeting, 3-7 September 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. The awardee will receive $US 1,000 and travel expenses to attend the EMS Annual Meeting (includes return economy air fare, accommodation and registration fees).
The awardee is expected to give a presentation at one of the EMS Sessions related to biometeorology.

Previous award recipients

The EMS Tromp Award 2017 was presented to Stéphanie Horion, Assistant professor at the Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, nominated with the paper: Revealing turning points in ecosystem functioning over the Northern Eurasian agricultural frontier, published in April 2016 in Global Change Biology: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13267/abstract

Stéphanie could not be in Dublin to receive the award but provided a video message that was played at the awards session. She delivered her award presentation in the Session on Agrometeorology life via the Internet.

photo_barbara-templThe EMS Tromp Award 2016 was presented to Barbara Templ from Eötvös Lorànd University, Hungary, nominated with the paper: Flowering phenological changes in relation to climate change in Hungary, B. Szabó, E. Vincze, B. Czúcz, 2016, published in the International Journal of Biometeorology, DOI 10.1007/s00484-015-1128-1.

 

The award was presented during the EMS Annual Meeting in September 2016 in Trieste, Italy. Barbara Templ gave a presentation in the Session on Phenology.

Launch and first award 2015

Bert Heusinkveld

Bert Heusinkveld

 

The first award winner is Bert G. Heusinkveld, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands. He is awarded for the publication:
Spatial variability of the Rotterdam urban heat island as influenced by urban land use, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2014.

The award was presented during the EMS Annual Meeting Awards Session on 08 September 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria: Photo gallery of the Awards Session.