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The Charles S. Falkenberg Award is an annual award sponsored by AGU and the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) to recognize an early to mid-career scientist who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.
Charles S. Falkenberg was a computer scientist whose research focused on enabling practical applications of Earth science through data visualization and information technology. Falkenberg was also committed to increasing public awareness of both the research methods and findings regarding the Earth's environment. After he and his family died in the tragic events of 11 September 2001, Falkenberg was posthumously recognized as the first recipient of this award in 2002.
AGU is proud to recognize its honorees. Recipients of the Charles S. Falkenberg Award will receive an engraved award, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Falkenberg Award Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
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.
All nominations should clearly demonstrate that the honoree has met the key criteria of improving the planet and quality of life through using and increasing awareness of data and the understanding of our planet.
The nomination package should detail (itemize) demonstrable, current impacts of the nominee’s research as opposed to future possibilities, and the nominator should also include evidence of current or past impacts. This can manifest in recommendation letters that provide details that are verifiable or where the nominator can direct the committee to find such evidence. The nominator should include details on the scope of impact, including the number and/or diversity of the people or communities impacted.
If the nominee’s work has been within a group effort, the nominee’s specific contributions should be detailed with supporting evidence.
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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