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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Edward A. Flinn III Award is given annually to mid-career or senior scientists, either individually or in a small group, who personifies AGU’s motto ‘unselfish cooperation in research’ through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities. This award is for the unsung heroes who provide the ideas, motivation, and labors of love that build and maintain the infrastructure without which our science could not flourish.
Edward A. Flinn III was a geophysicist and mathematician who led efforts to apply digital signal processing techniques and statistical methods to seismology. He helped establish the Flinn-Engdahl seismic and geographical regions to characterize the world's earthquake zones, a system that has become standard across the globe for earthquake regionalization.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Edward A. Flinn III Award will receive the following benefits:
Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
Successful candidates for the Flinn Award demonstrate: the facilitation, coordination, implementation, unselfish cooperation, and the building and maintaining of infrastructure that supports the scientific community.
Contributions should be for sustained infrastructure rather than tied to a single event, field campaign, or gathering. A sustained infrastructure supports an ongoing community of scientists or brings together a community of scientists and provides a way to improve, support, or conduct their science for a sustained period of time.
Infrastructure may include the following: Instruments; satellites; tools; networks; observation platforms; data management, modeling, or data repository infrastructures; organizational structures; research and research support programs; programs that improve the research environment; gatherings, such as working groups, committees, or workshops.
When submitting a group nomination, specify each individual’s contribution.
The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes has been extended until 1 June. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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