The Kostas Nittis Medal was established in memory of EuroGOOS Secretary General and strategic leader Dr. Kostas Nittis (1964-2014). The Kostas Nittis Medal is accompanied by a grant awarded to an early career marine scientist within operational oceanography and broader ocean observing.
The Kostas Nittis Medal and the grant amounting to € 3,000 aim to support the participation of early career marine scientists in relevant conferences and events. The awardee is thus given a chance to present their research work at relevant events, building a professional network, gaining real life experience and reaching out to potential research and technological partners and/or future employers.
The call is open to marine students younger than 30 years old on the day of the nomination deadline (extensions are possible in some cases, please see the terms of reference). Candidate must be a student at a Master of Science, PhD level, or recent PhD, carrying out research or innovation projects in the broad domain of climate change, marine safety, ecosystem and ocean health, or operational oceanography (ocean observations, ocean data, numerical modelling, operational ocean services, etc). Nominations should come from a EuroGOOS member organization.
Deadline for nominations: 30 October 2020
Download the terms of reference:
EuroGOOS YoungScientistMedal ToR 2020 (160.3 KiB)