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 next prize will be awarded at the 2017 meeting of the European Meteorological Society in Dublin, Ireland (https://www.ems2017.eu/). Please see the News article on this web site for information on the three finalists. 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 October 2018 until March 2019. The exact dates will be announced in October 2018. The prize will be awarded during the EMS meeting in Copenhagen to be held 9-13 September 2019. 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.