Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology

A substantial part of the national gross product in many countries is weather dependent. National weather services and the private sector have been innovative for more than a century to make better use of our meteorological knowledge. However, large gains are still to be made and this prize encourages individuals and groups to come up with ideas on how meteorology in a practical way can further move society forward.

Meteorology can make society safer, can deliver cost savings, and can bring more welfare to large groups of people. More information about the prize and the foundation can be found at harry-otten-prize.org.

Applications for the 2017 Harry Otten Prize are possible until 10 March 2017. The jury will select three finalists who will give presentations at the EMS Annual Meeting explaining their ideas. The prize winner will be announced on Thursday, 7 September 2017 and Harry Otten, who is not part of the jury, will present the prize to the winners.

Details on the finalists will be published here towards the end of June.