Call for nominations: EMS Silver Medal

The EMS invites EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members, EMS Committees and Project Teams, and EMS Council members to make nominations for the Silver Medal 2023.

NEW 2023: Nominations of female candidates are accepted in uneven years, nominations of male candidates in even years. Thus, submission of female nominees is invited for the 2023 EMS Silver Medal.

Criteria used in the evaluation of the nominated candidates are given below.
All three are important in the evaluation process.

  • Service to the European meteorological community (i.e. academic activity, leadership in relevant national and international organisations, serving as editor of relevant regular publications such as journals etc.)
  • Outstanding contributions to increase and enhance the public understanding of relevant meteorological aspects and issues (i.e. communications on climate issues, publication of relevant books addressing wider circles of our society, activity on the media, organisation and steering of educational and training projects, etc.)
  • Scientific contributions to meteorology and related fields (i.e. scientific achievements with international recognition, relevant publications, scientific leadership and management, etc.)

Nominations and Deadline

Nominations must be written in the English language and submitted electronically as pdf-file(s).
Any nomination has to include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, including contact details.
    Please restrict a publication list to two pages with the most relevant publications highlighted.
  • A statement that explains the achievements and contributions of the nominee to the development of meteorology in Europe, addressing all three criteria detailed above.
  • Two support letters by relevant experts in the field (more than 2 are not accepted), also addressing all three criteria.
  • A proposal for a citation of 30 words or less (condensed summary of the achievements to be used for the the announcement of the recipient).

EMS Member Societies, EMS Associate Members, EMS Committees and Project Teams through their respective chairs, and EMS Council members are eligible to make nominations.

Please submit any nomination to by Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Forwarding of non-selected nominations

The EMS Council approved at its Session in September 2015 that nominations that were not selected for the Award can be forwarded once to be considered again for the award in the following year (i.e. for the Silver Medal 2024).

Award presentation

The EMS Silver Medal will be presented to the selected awardee during the EMS Annual Meeting in September 2023. Should the meeting need to be held as a virtual conference also the Awards ceremony and lecture will be held online.


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