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 2018 was as follows:

  • Saskia Willemse (chair, EMS Committee on Meetings, MeteoSwiss)
  • Marie Doutrioux-Boucher (EUMESAT)
  • Sven-Erik Gryning (DaMS, Denmark)
  • István Ihász OMSZ, Hubgary)
  • Tony Wardle (Met Office, UK)

Details on the composition 2019 will be made known in spring 2019.

Regulations for the Poster Award at EMS2019, Copenhagen

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 EMS2019.
  • Authors can participate with exactly 1 poster.

Poster Award at EMS2018, Budapest

Peter Kalverla from Wageningen University, Meteorology and Air Quality Section, in the Netherlands has been selected to receive the Outstanding Poster Award 2018 for his poster A North Sea climatology of anomalous wind events.

Poster by Peter Kaverla, selected for the Outstanding Poster Award 2018Citation

This outstanding poster describes a new way to define realistic inflow fields based on weather pattern clustering to be used for the computation of energy production with off-shore wind turbines instead of idealized wind conditions. The topic is explained with a series of simple illustrations and very short texts while minimizing the use of acronyms. The fact that the method is not described in great detail was considered as a positive and innovative aspect, as it fosters the interaction with the authors. The QR-Code in the right upper corner of the poster leads to the corresponding scientific publication providing more information. The result of this work has the potential to generate a benefit to the production of wind energy and, with that, a benefit to society. This could have been emphasized a bit more in the poster with one or two additional sentences. This is a minor point, as altogether the poster shows a good balance between the science and the visualization. It was considered a good example of engaging the intended audience.

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