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Call for nominations: international space weather and space climate medals 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce the 2021 contest for the international space weather and space climate medals. The new medal recipients will be announced in a medal ceremony at the European Space Weather Week, October 25th, 2021. The winners will be proposed an invited 20 minutes lecture during a dedicated session.

Please, find all information on how to nominate a colleague at http://esww17.iopconfs.org/medals

The deadline for the nominations is September, 5th 2021.


All three prizes are prestigious recognitions of recipients' major contributions in the field of space weather. Medal recipients' work must have been documented in peer review journals or book chapters, or must be a technological contribution that has led to a fully implemented new space weather capability. Medal recipients' work must be relevant to space weather and/or space climate. The work must also be internationally recognized.

In addition to the above common criteria, there are the following specific requirements for each of the three medals:

The Kristian Birkeland Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate

The recipient of the Kristian Birkeland Medal must have demonstrated a unique ability to combine basic and applied research to develop useful space weather products that are being used outside the research community, and/or across scientific research disciplines. The work must have led to a better physical comprehension of the solar-terrestrial phenomena related to space weather, to a drastic improvement of space weather modeling, or to a new generation of instruments.

The Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate

The recipient of the Baron Marcel Nicolet Medal must have demonstrated a unique ability to bind the space weather community in a spirit of peace and friendship, to educate within the space weather community, to go also beyond the space weather research community and address larger audiences, and/or to serve the space weather.

The Alexander Chizhevsky Medal for Space Weather and Space Climate

The Alexander Chizhevsky Medal is awarded to an early career scientist in recognition of outstanding achievements in space weather with an innovative approach.  The nominee must be an early career scientist within 8 years of receiving their Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The period may be increased to include the duration any parental leave after their Ph.D.


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