The European Meteorological Society and the Tromp Foundation collaborate on the EMS Tromp Award to promote Biometeorology in Europe and within the EMS community.
The Tromp Foundation (Foundation for Biometeorological Research), the legacy of Solco W. Tromp, is funding this award. The award is announced annually and was given the first time in 2015. For all previous awardees see below.
The prize is normally presented during the EMS Annual Meeting. The awardee receives 1,000€ and a free registration to attend the EMS Annual Meeting; in case of a physical meeting also travel expenses to attend the EMS Annual Meeting are covered (includes return economy air fare, and accommodation).
The awardee is expected to give a presentation at one of the sessions thematically related to biometeorology, for example Atmospheric effects on humans, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Cities and urban areas in the earth-atmosphere system, and Interactions between air pollution, meteorology and the spread of COVID-19.
A call for nominations or applications is issued each year in early spring. The 2021 EMS Tromp Award was won by Athanasios Damialis for his publication on “Higher airborne pollen concentrations correlated with increased SARS-CoV-2 infection rates, as evidenced from 31 countries across the globe“, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States 2021 Vol. 118 No. 12 e2019034118; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2019034118 by Athanasios Damialis et al. Find more details below (“Previous Awardees”)
EMS Tromp Award 2022
Please see the call for nominations 2022 below.