Blog / August 24, 2021
We are looking for the brightest stars in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) constellation for the 2021 GEO Individual Excellence Awards.
Launched in 2019 by the GEO Programme Board, this award is presented annually to individuals in the GEO community who have demonstrated remarkable personal commitment to the GEO mission and vision. With this award, we want to celebrate those individuals whose work is making a positive impact in improving our planet through Earth observations (EO).
Examples of accomplishments we are looking for include: being instrumental in generating momentum 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 (both self-nominations and nominations through sponsors) and to help us shine a light on those individuals whose contribution we should celebrate. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to 15 October 2021.
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 2021.
The Award Committee will use the following criteria to select finalists:
Who can nominate?
Anyone in the GEO community can nominate individuals for the awards.
Who cannot nominate?
To avoid conflict of interest, members of the Award Committee cannot submit nominations or act as references.
Who can be nominated?
Any individual who has been involved in the GEO Work Programme or other official activity of GEO.
Who cannot be nominated?
Currently serving members of the following GEO bodies are not eligible to be nominated:
Frequency of awards
An individual may only receive an award in a given category once every 3 years.
Nature of the award:
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