A 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 the prize encourages individuals and groups to propose ideas how meteorology in a practical way can further move society forward. Meteorology can make society safer, can deliver costs savings, and improve the lives of large groups of people.


With great pleasure the HOF board announces that the call for ideas for the Harry Otten Prize 2023 is now open.  

Application timeline

On September 7 2021 the Harry Otten Prize, worth €25,000 has been awarded for the fifth time. Submissions of ideas for the 2023 prize round will be accepted starting on 15 September 2022 and ending on 10 March 2023. The Harry Otten Prize will be awarded at the EMS Annual Meeting in 2023 (foreseen in Bratislava).


To apply click on this link: application procedure.  It is easy and helps you to provide all necessary information. The exact rules of the contest and additional guidance can also be found on this site.