GRSS recognizes its members’ contributions with the following awards.

Major Awards: (Nomination Deadline: December 15)

  • Distinguished Achievement Award:
    To recognize an individual who has made significant technical contributions over a sustained period.
  • Outstanding Service Award:
    To recognize an individual who has given outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.
  • Education Award:
    To recognize an individual who has made significant educational contributions in terms of the innovation and extent of its overall impact.
  • Golden Florin Award:
    to recognize contributions of eminent GRSS members for their outstanding contributions to microwave remote sensing.
  • Industry Leader Award:
    To recognize an individual who has made significant contributions over a sustained period of time in industrial and/or commercial remote sensing discipline.

Special Awards: (Nomination Deadline: December 15)

  • Early Career Award:
    To promote, recognize and support young scientists and engineers in the Society who have demonstrated outstanding ability and promise for significant contributions in the future.
  • Regional Leader Award:
    To promote, recognize and support members of the Society who are pivotal and have performed significant contributions in a region where the GRSS membership and local activities have substantially increased in recent years.
  • Chapter Excellence Award:
    To recognize excellence in a GRSS or Joint Local Chapter, demonstrated by exemplary local GRSS activities during the previous year.
  • David Landgrebe Award:
    This is a GRSS career award, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing image analysis.

Publications Awards:

  • Highest Impact Paper Award:
    To recognize the author(s) who have published during the past five years in an IEEE GRSS Journal the scientific paper that has received the highest number of citations and impact over the past 5 years as measured by the Thomson Reuters Web of Science citation index.
  • Transactions Prize Paper Award:
    For a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the GRS Transactions during the prior calendar year.
  • Letters Prize Paper Award:
    For a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the GRS Letters during the prior calendar year.
  • J-STARS Prize Paper Award:
    For a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing during the prior calendar year.

Symposium Awards: