The Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V., the exclusive partner of Copernicus Meetings & Publications, solicits nominations of appropriate candidates from the international geo- and space sciences community. 

Candidate nominations should be submitted by 15 November.

The purpose of the Copernicus Medal is threefold:

  1. It recognizes ingenious, innovative work in the geosciences or in the planetary and space sciences;
  2. It recognizes exceptional efforts in the promotion and international collaboration in these disciplines;
  3. It is dedicated to colleagues in the midst of their scientific career (e.g. no later than 20 years after receiving the PhD degree). Parental leave periods in this phase are taken into consideration at two years per child under 12. The doctorate date and the dates of birth of any children must be indicated in the CV.

Especially the combination of the first two criteria follows the spirit of Nicolaus Copernicus and the dedication of the Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V.

The Copernicus Gesellschaft e.V., the exclusive partner of Copernicus Meetings & Publications, solicits nominations of appropriate candidates from the international geo- and space sciences community. Candidate nominations should be submitted by 15 November. Please provide the following material:

  1. A CV (about 1 page) and a list of up to 10 selected publications;
  2. A concise statement of achievements (e.g. "for her/his/their pioneering and ground-breaking work on ocean dynamics and her/his/their excellent leadership in the XYZ Project");
  3. A brief encomium of the candidate and their work (1 page), as well as an outline of recognizable community services such as promoting international collaboration, supporting meetings and workshops, and engaging in public outreach.

Please submit your proposals by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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