A Prize for Innovation in Meteorology

A substantial part of the national gross product in many countries is weather dependent. National weather services and the private sector have been innovative for more than a century to make better use of our meteorological knowledge. However, large gains are still to be made and the prize encourages individuals and groups to propose ideas how meteorology in a practical way can further move society forward. Meteorology can make society safer, can deliver costs savings, and improve the lives of large groups of people.

The Prize

The next prize round begins in 2016 and will be awarded from 2017 onwards every two years. The winner of the competition will receive €25,000 in cash and it is also foreseen to grant a lower amount to the second and third prize. Winners will retain full rights to their ideas.

Application timeline

Applications for the Harry Otten Prize can be filed from 15 September 2016 until 10 March 2017. The full proposals after the first selection round should be submitted not later than 29 May 2017. The prize will be awarded on 4/5 September 2017 at the EMS&ECAM meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The application procedure is simple and helps you to provide all necessary information. The exact rules of the contest and additional guidance can also be found on this site.