Awards

Awards

WMO Awards recognise outstanding contributions in the field of meteorology, breakthroughs in scientific research, young scientists for their exceptional contributions to meteorology and climatology, and young engineers/scientists working on development hydrometeorology.

IMO Prize

International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize

The IMO Prize originates from the International Meteorological Organization, the predecessor to WMO. The IMO Prize is awarded annually. The first was presented to Dr Th. Hesselberg of Norway in 1956.

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Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards

Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards

In 1985, the Executive Council (1985) established the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation and in 2004 the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation. This 2nd award focuses mainly on encouraging instrument work in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Both Awards are granted on a biennial basis.

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WMO Research Award for Young Scientists

WMO Research Award for Young Scientists

In 1967, the World Meteorological Congress established a prize for outstanding scientific research work in the field of meteorology that was subsequently named the WMO Research Award for Young Scientists. Since 1970, the Award has been granted annually by the Executive Council in order to encourage young scientists, particularly in developing countries, for outstanding research work in all fields of meteorology and hydrology. The award has been granted to young scientists from more than 20 different countries.

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Professor Mariolopoulos Award

Professor Mariolopoulos Award

The WMO Professor Mariolopoulos Award was created in 1996 by the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences, which is in Athens, Greece. The Award is granted every year in recognition of young scientists for exceptional contributions to meteorology and climatology.

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HMEI Award for Young Engineers

HMEI Award for Young Engineers 

The bi-annual Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry (HMEI) Award for Young Engineers, established in 2013, aims to encourage young engineers/scientists working on development in hydrometeorology and on other environmental systems and services in HMEI member companies. The HMEI Award honours young engineers, not exceeding the age of 35 at the time of nomination, for outstanding work that has been published either in a scientific journal, a significant technical report, a project report or as summary of a successfully defended PhD thesis or that has been granted a patent.

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Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award

Norbert Gerbier-Mumm International Award (suspended)

Suspended by the Executive Council in 2014 due to a lack of funding, the Norbert Gerbier–MUMM Award – renamed the Norbert Gerbier–MUMM International Award in 1991 – had rewarded annually, since 1987, an original scientific paper on the influence of meteorology in a particular field of the physical, natural or human sciences, or, conversely, the influence of one of those sciences on meteorology. 

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