Outstanding Poster Award

The Outstanding Poster Award has been established in 2009, to highlight good quality posters presented at the EMS Annual Meetings.

As the goal of this poster award is to foster the clear communication of scientific content also to non-specialists of the presented topic, the emphasis of the evaluation will be put on the attractiveness of the graphical representation and on the clarity of the text. Only posters which satisfy the communication criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation from a scientific point of view.

Communication criteria:
  • Attractive graphical representation
  • Clear and concise text
  • Intuitive structure
Scientific aspects:
  • Scientific quality
  • Potential impacts of the results
  • Innovativeness of the approach

The author(s) receive one registration fee waiver for the EMS Annual Meeting in the following year, and the posters are highlighted on the EMS website as example of Best Practice.

A selection committee of five senior scientists is established each year. The composition of the committee 2019 was as follows:

  • Marie Doutrioux-Boucher (chair, EUMESAT)
  • Eigil Kaas (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Sven-Erik Gryning (DaMS, Denmark)
  • Peter Kalverla (Univeristy of Wageningen, Netherlands; OPA winner 2018)
  • Tony Wardle (Met Office, UK)

Details on the composition 2020 will be made known in spring 2020.

Regulations for the Poster Award at EMS2020, Bratislava

1) Participation:

To participate in the poster award competition authors need to tick the relevant box during abstract submission.

2) Eligibility:

  • Authors have to be first author AND presenting author AND contact author of the relevant abstract.
  • Authors have to be at the EMS2020.
  • Authors can participate with exactly 1 poster.

Poster Award at EMS2019, Copenhagen

Mendy van der Vliet, VanderSat B.V., Haarlem, Netherlands, has been selected to receive the Outstanding Poster Award 2019 for her poster Operational agricultural applications in emerging economies based on satellite soil moisture.

Poster by Mendy van der Vliet, VanderSat B.V., Haarlem, Netherlands, selected for the Outstanding Poster Award 2019 Citation

The graphic layout of this poster is outstanding: immediately one feels attracted to engage and investigate the poster even when seen from a distance. The main emphasis is on African countries. The general flow in the poster is logical. The text is very clear and easy to understand.

This winning poster deals with applied science. It demonstrates the potential of high-resolution soil moisture products to agriculture services through three examples.

There is no doubt that the work presented on the poster can have a significant impact on societies, particularly in regions with less developed traditional monitoring of soil moisture.

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