Golden Florin Award

Golden Florin AWARD 2020

Sponsored by the Center for Microwave Remote Sensing (CeTeM) jointly with the IEEE GRSS

Call for Nominations

The Golden Florin (Fiorino Oro) Award is Sponsored by the Center for Microwave Remote Sensing (CeTeM) jointly with the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). It consists of an exact gold reproduction of the old golden florin, the coin first minted in Italy by the Florentine Republic in 1252, and a certificate. The award was established in 1995 by the Center for Microwave Remote Sensing.

The prize is awarded every second year during the MicroRad Specialist Meeting to individuals, who, throughout their career, made outstanding contributions to research in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing.

Eminent scientists who were recipients of the Golden Florin award in the past were:  Erwin Schanda, Dick Moore, Gianni d’ Auria (in memoriam), Tom Schmugge, Anatolij Shutko, Martti Hallikainen, Leung Tsang, Cal Swift, Ed Westwater, David Le Vine, Tom Jackson, and Philip Rosenkranz.

Both national and international nominations are welcome. Nominees must be members of IEEE GRSS. Previous nominees not selected as recipients may be re-nominated for future awards. An individual award recognizes distinguished achievements in the scientific and technical contributions to microwave radiometry in remote sensing.

The GOLDEN FLORIN Award Committee makes every effort to ensure that information submitted via the nomination process is handled in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Law. We encourage all contact information associated with the nomination to include only business contact information to the maximum extent possible. If you choose to provide personal information, we will use that information to process the nomination or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Information submitted is not used for commercial marketing.

Quality of Nomination: You as nominator obviously believe that your candidate is worthy to receive the particular award for which you are nominating him/her. Therefore, it is up to you, through the quality of your documentation, to assist the Award Committee, in viewing the achievements of your candidate as you do.

The importance of the quality of the nomination itself, and of the supporting endorsement letters, cannot be overemphasized. The nomination and endorsements should be as specific, accurate, and complete as possible. It is imperative that the true merits of your candidate be conveyed through this information. Keep in mind that in some cases those involved in the selection process may have no personal knowledge of the candidate and will lean heavily on the documentation for the information they need to make reasonable judgments.

Please note that, as for all GRSS Major Awards, the nomination shall not be made by a GRSS AdCom member.


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