EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis Medal and travel grant to young researchers: Call open!

EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis Medal was established in the memory of EuroGOOS Secretary General and strategic leader Dr. Kostas Nittis. The Kostas Nittis Medal is accompanied by a grant and awarded to a young marine professional within the operational oceanography and broader ocean observing community.

The Kostas Nittis Medal and the grant amounting to € 3,000 aim to support the participation of young researchers and marine professionals in relevant conferences and events. The awardee is given a chance to present their research or technology at relevant events, building a professional network, gaining real life experience and reaching out to potential partners and/or employers.

The call is open to marine researchers or professionals according to the following criteria:

  • Candidate must be younger than 35 years old;
  • Candidate will have made a significant contribution to operational oceanography (technology, research, software, product/service) which is described and documented;
  • Candidate nominations must come from the current EuroGOOS members.

Deadline for nominations: 20 May 2018

Download the nomination call 

Download the Kostas Nittis Medal flyer 

The award ceremony for the 2018 medal will take place at the international GEO Blue Planet Symposium (4-6 July, Toulouse, France).

Previous winners of the Kostas Nittis Medal are:

  • Pablo Lorente Jimenez, Puertos del Estado, Spain
  • Angelique Melet, Mercator Ocean, France
  • Robert King from Met Office, UK