Nominate someone you are inspired by or/and know, who is doing exceptional work to improve our planet through Earth observations (EO), for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 2020 Individual Excellence Awards for a chance to get them the recognition they deserve.
This annual awards program celebrates remarkable individuals in the GEO constellation who have used innovative and progressive approaches to promote a diverse and inclusive GEO.
Selected nominees are awarded certification for their accomplishments.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2020
There are up to 3 Individual Excellence Awards to be awarded to winning nominees in the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards.
Beneficiaries of the award also receive:
Nominees must satisfy the following criteria in order to be considered:
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Below are guidelines for submitting nominations:
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental parastatal that’s responsible for the availability, access and use of Earth observations for a sustainable planet.
It is a unique worldwide network connecting government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, and experts to create innovative solutions to global challenges at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries.
GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.
Launched last year by the GEO Programme Board, the GEO Individual Excellence Awards annual award is presented to exemplary and inspiring individuals in the GEO community who have demonstrated exceptional personal commitment to the GEO mission and vision.
Spanning across 3 categories, the 2020 edition of the award aims to celebrate remarkable individuals whose work(s) have made an impact to improve our planet through Earth observations (EO).
Some examples of these exceptional 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.
All nominations with required attachments should be forwarded by August 31, 2020.
Selected finalists will be notified by October 2020
Nomination entries will be reviewed by a board of trustees on the Award Committee.
Regional and gender balance among awardees will be a criteria for assessment.
Sponsors may be contacted by the Awards Committee during the review process to seek clarification and other supporting information relevant to the nomination.
Depending on the current pandemic, the Award Ceremony may be held virtually
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