EMS and the Harry Otten Foundation sign MoU
Since 2011 the EMS and the Harry Otten Foundation (HOF) have been collaborating to promote the Harry Otten Prize, an award endowed with 25 000€ for innovative ideas in meteorology that help improve the lives of citizens in Europe and worldwide. With a biennial cycle, finalists for the Harry Otten Prize present their ideas at a special session of the EMS Annual Meetings, and the winner is revealed during the Awards Session of the conference.
The HOF and EMS have now formalised their fruitful collaboration in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in June by the Chair of the HOF, Leo Kroon, and President of the EMS, Bob Riddaway. The MoU includes the specification of the responsibilities of the HOP and EMS, and the financial and legal arrangements. A signing ceremony had been planned to take place during the EMS Annual Meeting in Bratislava, but because of the cancellation of the conference, letters have been exchanged to complete the process.
The next prize will be awarded during the EMS Annual Meeting 2021 in Barcelona. Submission of applications for the prize will start in September this year; watch out for more details on the harry-otten-prize.org website.