Sergej Zilitinkevich Memorial Award established

Nominations invited until 31 October 2021

Sergej Zilitinkevich was an extraordinarily creative scientist. His main research area was boundary layer dynamics and turbulence. He utilized his knowledge widely in different scientific disciplines – read more about Sergej Zilitinkevich.

The following organisations have jointly decided to establish the Sergej Zilitinkevich memorial award:

Sergej Zilitinkevich, 2007 (photo: A. Belokouroff)
Sergej Zilitinkevich, 2007 (photo: A. Belokouroff)
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 
  • European Meteorological Society (EMS) 
  • International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (IEAS) 
  • Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC)  
  • Institute for atmospheric and Earth system research (INAR) and National Network 
  • Finnish Geophysical Society 
  • Finnish Foundation for Aerosol Research 

The award is an international award that will be delivered annually to a creative scientist who has made breakthroughs in atmospheric sciences or oceanography. Nominations for the award are openly selected within international research networks, particularly those related to Zilitinkevich’s activities.

Nominations for the Sergej Zilitinkevich Award

Documents required for the nomination:

  • Nomination letter,
  • Supporting letters,
  • Curriculum Vitae, including a one page summary,
  • Publication list.

All documents need to be sent to cc by 31  October 2021.

For more information, contact the Chair of the Nomination Committee or the Secretary of the Nomination Committee

Nomination Committee members

Petteri Taalas, WMO
Heinke Schlünzen, EMS
Valery Bondur, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Markku Kulmala (chair),  ACCC/INAR
Ari Laaksonen, Finnish Geophysical Society
Kaarle Hämeri, Finnish Foundation for Aerosol Research
Hanna Lappalainen (secr.), ACCC/INA


1 – 31 October:  Open for proposal submission
1 – 14 November:  Evaluation of submitted proposals
15 November: Final approval of the award winner by the committee
22 November: Awardee is informed about receiving the award at the ACCC Impact Week
7 December: Sergej Zilitnkevich memorial seminar at ACCC Impact Week
                          Award ceremony and a presentation by the first Zilitinkevich Award Laureate


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