Information for Nominees

Get nominated as the next Award Winner!

Accept your nomination for the ESA-EGU Earth Observation Excellence Award 2023 for a chance to receive:

  • Recognition as an outstanding contributor to the innovative use of Earth Observation data in the field of science and applied research
  • On-stage visibility at the Award Ceremony during the EGU General Assembly 2023 in Vienna (travel cost covered) 
  • Access to the extensive networks of ESA and EGU

The submission round for ESA-EGU EO Excellence Award 2023 is closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s finalists and winners!

Process for Nominees

Find someone to nominate you for the EO Excellence Award! You may not nominate yourself.

Please refer to the conditions for Nominators in case you are unsure who might be eligible.

Once a Nominator has suggested you, we will send you a confirmation message with the link to the database.

Complete the nomination with the following information:
  • A Curriculum Vitae (PDF, two pages max). For teams, each member must provide a CV. Please also include a summary of the CV(s), including the name, address, employment history, degree(s) (including dates), research experience, and honours pertaining to each Nominee.
  • An abridged bibliography (PDF, two pages max) from each Nominee. For teams, each member must provide a bibliography. This should be a list of select publications by the Nominee that best support their nomination. It should also briefly state the Nominee’s total number and types of publications and citations. Related images, graphics, animations, or videos that support, explain, or detail the Nominee’s scientific achievements may also be uploaded by the Nominee provided that they have sufficient title or rights to do so.
  • For Teams only: The Team lead must provide a description of the nominated project (two pages max). This description should reflect the Selection Criteria of the Award (see paragraph VI. (1) of the Terms and Conditions).

Done! Now it’s time to keep your fingers crossed and wait for further notice.

Am I eligible to be nominated?

You can win the award as an individual or as part of a team. Since the conditions differ, please click one of the buttons below:

Nomination Criteria for Individuals

Please refer to the information below along with the detailed information in the Terms and Conditions.

Researchers must fulfil all of the following Eligibility Conditions:

The following individuals are not eligible to be nominated for the Award:

Nomination Criteria for Teams

Please refer to the information below as well as detailed information in the Terms and Conditions.

Teams of researchers must fulfil all of the following Eligibility Conditions:

The following team members are not eligible to be nominated for the Award:


ESA may change any pre-set dates or schedules as necessary or opportune for ESA and shall update the relevant information here.

In consideration of measures currently in place or implemented in the future for the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in many countries, including in ESA Member States (hereinafter “Covid- 19 Measures”), which could be subject to change in the course of the application of these Terms and Conditions, the evaluation by ESA may be suspended, delayed or prevented due to one or more Covid-19 Measures. Nevertheless ESA will make its best efforts to execute the Award Programme as planned and to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 Measures.

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