Nominations Awards and Prizes 2018

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR RMETS AWARDS AND PRIZES 2018 - NOW OPEN

The Society invites nominations for the Awards and Prizes for 2018, which will be presented in 2019.

The Society is delighted to announce the launch of a new Award in memory of Malcolm Walker, who passed away in December 2015, and in recognition of his outstanding contributions both to the Society and the wider meteorological and oceanographic communities. Several relevant areas are already covered by other Society awards and prizes and this award seeks to provide a new award complementing these and reaching out to a new generation of researchers at the very beginning of their careers. The award aims to encourage and recognise new environmental researchers (from a wide range of disciplines), which would be in keeping with Malcolm’s career as a university lecturer and with his wide-ranging meteorological and oceanographic interests. The regulations for the Malcolm Walker Award can be found here. Applications must be submitted using the Application Form for this award. The application must be supported by the research supervisor(s) responsible for overseeing the work of the candidate which is to be considered for the award.

The Awards and Prizes winners for 2017, pictured above at the Society's AGM in May 2018

Awards and Prizes for 2018

The Society invites nominations for the following Awards and Prizes for 2018. Completed nomination forms should be sent with a 2 page (max) CV of the nominee to the Chief Executive (chiefexec@rmets.org) by 19 October 2018 for:

  1. The Symons Gold Medal is one of the Society’s most prestigious awards, awarded biennially for distinguished work undertaken in connection with Meteorological Science.
  2. The Buchan Prize is awarded annually to members of the Society for a paper or papers published in the Society’s journals in the preceding five years and adjudged to contain the most important original contribution or contributions to meteorology.
  3. The Hugh Robert Mill Award is awarded biennially for original research into the distribution of precipitation, or into the variation of precipitation in time at any place, or into precipitation either as a meteorological phenomenon, or in relation to climatology, agriculture, water supply, water power or other applications.
  4. The Michael Hunt Award is awarded biennially to individuals for excellence in increasing the understanding of meteorology or its allied disciplines among members of the general public, such as yachtsmen, schoolchildren, etc.
  5. The LF Richardson Prize is awarded annually for a meritorious paper published in the preceding four years in a Society journal by a member of the Society who is an early-career scientist (no more than 15 years into their career, excluding career breaks). Please note if the nomination is for the LF Richardson Prize then clarification of the work of the person nominated is required and confirmation that they did most of the work for the paper being nominated.
  6. The Adrian Gill Award is awarded annually to a member of the Society who has made a significant contribution(s) and author paper(s) in the Society’s journals in fields interfacing between atmospheric science and related disciplines, thereby being referred to as “multi-disciplinary”.
  7. The Climate Science Communication Award is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to Climate Science, including proactive outreach activities.
  8. The Innovation Award is awarded biennially to recognise people, projects or programmes within the academic, scientific or business communities making significant contributions to educating, informing or motivating organisations in their response to meteorological challenges.
  9. The Vaisala Award is awarded biennially to recognise people or teams from within the amateur community, academia or business making significant contributions to instrumentation or observing across the meteorological and related sciences.
  10. The Society Outstanding Service Award is awarded annually for outstanding service to the Society by its members or staff.
  11. The Gordon Manley Weather Prize is awarded annually for any outstanding contribution to Weather through a paper or papers or service to Weather in the preceding five years that have furthered the public understanding of meteorology and oceanography.

Awards and Prizes Nomination Form

The Society also invites nominations for Honorary Fellowship.

Honorary Fellowship is a lifetime accolade made to a select group of distinguished individuals whose careers in meteorology (or a related science) or as a public figure renders them a leader and role model within the meteorological community and an inspiration to future generations. Honorary Fellowship is limited to a small number of individuals and is the highest honour bestowed by the Society. A list of the current Honorary Fellows is available here. Please use the nomination form below to submit your nomination.

Honorary Fellows Nomination Form

The Society invites applications for a new award, the Malcolm Walker Award, for 2018 that will be presented in 2019. The Malcolm Walker Award is bestowed annually to recognise and encourage emerging researchers who have brought new insights into an aspect of the environmental sciences, which includes elements of meteorology and/or oceanography. The application should demonstrate that the candidate has an understanding of the historical context of his/her research and is able to communicate their work to a diverse audience.

Applications must be submitted using the Application Form for this award. The application must be supported by the research supervisor(s) responsible for overseeing the work of the candidate which is to be considered for the award. Further information and regulations for the award can be found here. Completed application forms should be sent with a supporting statement and 1 page (max) CV of the nominee to the Chief Executive (chiefexec@rmets.org) by 19 October 2018.

Malcolm Walker Award Application Form

The full regulations for the Society's Awards and Prizes can be found here, and also in the Standing Orders.