The EMS Young Scientist Award (YSA) is given to individuals in recognition of excellent performance in terms of scientific publications or presentations during the early stage of their scientific career. The award is in form of a prize money and travel expenses to cover the attendance of the EMS Annual Meeting.
Young scientists under 35 years on the first of January of the calendar year in which the award is to be given who have been working or studying, full or part-time, in a European country before or when the paper was published, are eligible for the award. All countries with an EMS Member Society or included in the WMO RA VI region are considered as European. For an overview of EMS Member Societies please consult the EMS Member site.
In the evaluation of the nominations, normally the following criteria are applied:
- Interest of the proposed publication
- Innovation content of the proposed publication
- Candidate profile
Young Scientist Awardee 2018
Georgios Varlas from the Harokopio University of Athens was selected to receive the Award for his publication: “Implementation of a two-way coupled atmosphere-ocean wave modeling system for assessing air-sea interaction over the Mediterranean Sea”, G. Varlas, P. Katsafados, A. Papadopoulos, G. Korres, Atmospheric Research (2017).
The award will be presented at the EMS Annual Meeting in Budapest. Georgios Varlas will give a Young Scientist Lecture in the Session Ocean – atmosphere interactions and coastal processes: Implementation of a two-way coupled atmosphere-ocean wave modeling system for assessing air-sea interaction.