Outstanding Poster Award 2019

Mendy van der Vliet, winner of the EMS2019 Outstanding Poster Award, discussing her work with a conference participant (photo credit: EMS)
Mendy van der Vliet, winner of the EMS2019 Outstanding Poster Award, discussing her work with a conference participant (photo credit: EMS)

Mendy van der Vliet, VanderSat B.V., Haarlem, Netherlands receives the Outstanding Poster Award 2019 for the Poster Operational agricultural applications in emerging economies based on satellite soil moisture.

The work was carried out in collaboration with her co-workers Céline Nobel, Amos Tabalia, Vishal Ajmera, Nadja den Besten, Calvin Earnshaw, Evert-Jan Verschuren, and Richard de Jeu.

The graphic layout of this poster is outstanding: immediately one feels attracted to engage and investigate the poster even when seen from a distance. The main emphasis is on African countries. The general flow in the poster is logical. The text is very clear and easy to understand.

This winning poster deals with applied science. It demonstrates the potential of high-resolution soil moisture products to agriculture services through three examples.

There is no doubt that the work presented on the poster can have a significant impact on societies, particularly in regions with less developed traditional monitoring of soil moisture.

About the Award and the criteria

The Outstanding Poster Award is attributed to a poster which stands out for its clear communication. The committee pays particular attention to the design of the posters looking at attractive graphical representation, clear and concise text, and intuitive structure. The poster content was judged based on its scientific quality, potential impact of the results and the innovativeness of the approach. The competition was very close this year.


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