EuroGOOS Kostas Nittis Medal Call

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: 24 June 2018

Nomination call:

EuroGOOS-KNMedal-Call 2018 (155.4 KiB)

Kostas Nittis Medal flyer: Download 

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, Met Office, UK