Buys Ballot Medal 2023 – call for nominations
Once every five years the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) awards the Buys Ballot Medal to a scientist in recognition of their groundbreaking contributions to meteorology, particularly in the field of climate change.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences calls on the meteorological community to nominate candidates for this prestigious honour.
Nominations can be submitted up until 15 May 2023 using the official nomination form on the Academy website.
About the Buys Ballot Medal
The Buys Ballot Medal was established by the Academy in 1888 as a tribute to the scientific achievements of meteorologist and Academy member C.H.D. Buys Ballot (1817-1890). The medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding and inspiring contributions to meteorology, particularly in the field of climate change. The Buys Ballot Medal has been awarded in 2014 to Sir Brian Hoskins and in 2004 to Edward Lorenz.
The medal is financed by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
Who may submit a nomination?
The following parties may nominate candidates for the Medal:
- Executive boards and deans of universities in the Netherlands or elsewhere;
- Directors of research institutes in the Netherlands or elsewhere;
- Academies, meteorological organisations such as EMS, EUMETSAT, ESA, EUMETNET and WMO, and other research organisations in the Netherlands or elsewhere.
Who is it for?
Researchers in the Netherlands or abroad who have made a significant contribution to meteorology, particularly in the field of climate change.