2019-12-17

IAG Young Author's Awards

The rules for the IAG Young Authors award is given below. The purpose of the awards is to draw attention to important contributions by young scientists in the Journal of Geodesy and to foster excellence in scientific writing.

The rules for the IAG Young Authors award is given below.

Rules for the IAG Young Authors' Award

Purpose

To draw attention to important contributions by young scientists in the Journal of Geodesy and to foster excellence in scientific writing.

Eligibility

The applicant must be 35 years of age or younger when submitting the paper for publication. The paper must present the applicant's own research, and must have been published in the two annual volumes of the Journal of Geodesy (J of G) preceding either the IAG General Assembly or the IAG Scientific Assembly. Although multiple author papers will be considered, single author papers will be given more weight in the selection process.

Award

The award consists of a certificate and a cheque of US $ 1000. Presentation of the awards will be made at each IAG General Assembly and each IAG Scientific Assembly. Up to two awards will be presented on each occasion for the two-year period corresponding to the annual volumes specified above.

Nomination and criteria

For each two-year period the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geodesy will propose a minimum of three candidates for the award. In addition, proposals made by at least three IAG Fellows or Associates will be considered for the competition. The voting members of the IAG Executive Committee will make the final selection. It will be based on the importance of the scientific contribution, which may be either theoretical or practical, and on the quality of the presentation. The name and picture of the award winner and a short biography will be published in the Journal of Geodesy.

Procedure

Each year the conditions for the award will be announced in the Journal of Geodesy. Nominations should be sent to the General Secretary of the IAG, giving name, address, and age of the author (at date of submission), the title of the paper on which nomination is based, and a brief justification. Nominations must be received by March 1 of the year in which either an IAG General Assembly or an IAG Scientific Assembly takes place.

The winners of the last years

Alvaro Santamaría Gómez (2014)

The awardee, Alvaro Santamaría-Gómez, took his first steps in geodesy during his undergraduate degree in land surveying at the University of Salamanca in 2002 and then during his graduate degree in geodesy at the Technical University of Madrid in 2005.

Krzysztof Jakub Sośnica (2013)

The IAG Young Authors Award 2013 is presented to Krzysztof Jakub Sośnica for his paper “Impact of loading displacements on SLR-derived parameters and on the consistency between GNSS and SLR results” written together with the co-authors and advisors Daniela Thaller, Rolf Dach, Adrian Jäggi, and Gerhard Beutler.

Elizabeth Petrie (2011)

The IAG Young Authors Award is granted at each IAG General or Scientific Assembly for important contributions of young authors in the Journal of Geodesy. In 2011 is was presented to Elizabeth Petrie, Newcastle University, UK, for her paper \"A first look at the effects of ionospheric signal bending on a globally processed GPS network\" published in Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 84, 491-499, 2010.

2000 IAG Young Author Award

The IAG Young Author Award for 2000 was split between two winners. The Award consists of a certificate and a check of US$ 500, which was handed out during the opening ceremony of the IAG Scientific Assembly in Budapest. The IAG best paper award for young scientist for 2000 was given to Christopher Kotsakis and Rüdiger Lehmann.

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