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 call for ideas for the Harry Otten Prize 2023 was open till 10 March 2023. We received 18 applications with lead authors from at least 14 different countries in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the U.S.A. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by mid-April. The HOP Finalists session is expected to be on Monday morning of the EMS Annual Meeting in Bratislava (https://www.ems2023.eu/). A future HOP round is foreseen in 2025luxury replica watches.  

Application timeline

On September 7 2021 the Harry Otten Prize, worth €25,000 has been awarded for the fifth time. The submissions of ideas for the 2023 prize round was possible between 15 September 2022 and 10 March 2023. Applicants will receive the outcome before mid-April. 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.