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:
- EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members and individual members of EMS Member Societies.
- Individual members of the EMS Council and the Media and Communication Team.
- 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.
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.