Broadcast Meteorologist Award

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award is presented to honour life achievement of an outstanding broadcast meteorologist. The Laureate is invited to attend the EMS Annual Meeting.
The Award is given biennially.

Zoran Vakula, Croatia (photo credit: VARTEKS)

Award 2020

Zoran Vakula, Croatia, has received the EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award 2020. He is a meteorologist and editor of the weather programme on Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT), the Croatian national public service broadcast station. Zoran Vakula’s strong professional and scientific background is combined with excellence in presentation with a high level of skill and an easy communication manner evident in his broadcasts.

Submission for the 2022 award is now open.

Call for nominations 2022: deadline extended to 25 May 2022

The deadline for submissions  is extended to 25 May 2022.

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award is given in recognition of life achievement of an outstanding broadcast meteorologist. The Laureate is invited to attend the EMS Annual Meeting.

Eligibility

The candidate must be a European broadcast meteorologist with a long professional career in broadcast meteorology.

Nomination

A broadcast meteorologist may be proposed for the award by the following bodies:

  • Individual members of the selection committee
  • Individual members of the EMS Council and the Media and Communication Team
  • EMS Member Societies and EMS Associate Members

Each of the aforementioned bodies may nominate up to two candidates.

Documentation

In order to qualify for the EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award the following documents are required:

  • Curriculum vita of the candidate.
  • Supporting statement by the proposing body.

Please submit any nomination in electronic format (pdf) to awardapplication@emetsoc.org.

The Award

The Award consists of a trophy and a certificate, and the Laureate will be invited to attend the EMS Annual Meeting in September 2022, planned to be held in Bonn, Germany, where the award will be presented.

Terms of Reference

Name and scope of the Award

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award

The EMS Broadcast Meteorologist Award is given biennially to honour life achievement of an outstanding European broadcast meteorologist.

Eligibility and Decision Process

A selection committee, consisting of the Chair of the EMS Media Team, a member of the Awards Committee and at least two experts, appointed by the EMS Council on a yearly basis, will decide on who will be the Laureate. The committee will normally work by e-mail.
Candidates may be proposed by:

  • Individual members of the selection committee
  • Individual members of the EMS Council an the Media and Communication Team
  • EMS Member Societies and EMS Associate Members.

Award

The Laureate receives a trophy and is invited to the EMS Annual Meeting. The Laureate is a special guest of the Media Session and travel expenses of the Laureate to attend the EMS Annual Meeting will be covered by the EMS.

Previous Awardees

2010: Bengt Lindström, Sweden

2009: Károly Vissy, Hungary

2008: Bill Giles, United Kingdom

2007: José Antonio Maldonado, Spain