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.

The winner of the 2017 prize is Lee Chapman (see News page). The next prize will be awarded at the September 9-13, 2019 meeting of the European Meteorological Society in Copenhagen, Denmark . The winner of the competition will receive €25,000 in cash and it is also foreseen to grant a lower amount to the second and third prize. Winners will retain full rights to their ideas.

Application timeline

Applications for the current round of the Harry Otten Prize closed on 10 March 2019. The prize will be awarded during the EMS meeting in Copenhagen to be held 9-13 September 2019. The opening for applications of the next round will be in September 2020.. The application procedure is simple and helps you to provide all necessary information. The exact rules of the contest and additional guidance can also be found on this site.