Harry Otten Prize

The Harry Otten Foundation has announced the Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology 2011.

The winner of the prize receives € 25,000, and it is also foreseen to grant a lower amount for the second and third prize. Winners will retain full rights to their ideas but when wanted help is offered to realize the winning ideas.

Nominations are invited with a biennial cycle; the next call will be issued for in autumn 2022, and the prize foreseen to be presented at the EMS2023 in Bratislava.

Prize 2021

The Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology has been awarded for the fifth time in 2021. During the virtual Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society the jury announced that Kirien Whan, from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Kate Saunders from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have won the first prize of 25,000 Euro. Their idea, Second Wind: Extending the official wind gust record with citizen science observations, is to use citizen observations of wind gusts, apply new methods of quality control to them and integrate the data into observations taken from standard measurement networks.

More details on the Harry Otten Prize and recipients see https://www.harry-otten-prize.org/news.html