Blog / June 15, 2020
We are looking for the brightest stars in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) constellation for the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards.
Launched last year by the GEO Programme Board, this annual award is presented to individuals in the GEO community who have demonstrated exceptional personal commitment to the GEO mission and vision. We are searching for remarkable individuals whose work is making an impact to improve our planet through Earth observations (EO).
Some examples of outstanding accomplishments could include: being instrumental in generating energy within a community that has led to significant progress or achievements; using creative and innovative approaches to achieve collaboration; overcoming administrative, political, institutional or structural barriers to advance the goals of a community; engaging or mentoring youth; advancing a diverse and inclusive GEO.
GEO is calling on the community to put forth nominations and to help us shine a light on the individuals that inspire you. The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2020.
Last year, the inaugural GEO Individual Excellence Awards were presented during the GEO Week 2019 Gala Dinner in Canberra, Australia to three outstanding individuals from across the global GEO Community. Learn more about the past winners and their achievements here.
The accomplishments for the recognition must have occurred in the period since 2015. Up to three Individual Excellence Awards will be awarded in 2020.
The Award Committee will use the following criteria to select finalists:
Anyone in the GEO community can nominate individuals for the awards.
To avoid conflict of interest, members of the Award Committee cannot submit nominations or act as co-sponsors.
Individuals involved in the GEO Work Programme activity currently, or past contributors who do not have any other conflict of interest may be nominated.
People can only win an award in a given category once every 3 years.
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