Awards

Awards

GRSS recognizes its members’ contributions with the following awards.

Distinguished Achievement Award: The GRSS established the Distinguished Achievement Award to recognize an individual who has made significant technical contributions over a sustained period. A plaque and a certificate may be presented for the most distinguished contribution to the field of Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
Nomination Form 

Outstanding Service Award: The GRSS established the Outstanding Service Award to recognize an individual who has given outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. A certificate may be presented for outstanding service to the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. GRSS membership is required.
Nomination Form 

Education Award (EA): The GRSS Education Award was established to recognize an individual who has made significant educational contributions in terms of the innovation and extent of its overall impact. A certificate may be presented for recognized contributions to education in geoscience and/or remote sensing. The awardee(s) must be either member(s) or affiliates of the GRSS. The award shall be considered annually, but only awarded when an outstanding recipient is identified.
Nomination Form 

GRSS Early Career Award: The GRSS Early Career Award is to promote, recognize and support young scientists and engineers in the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society who have demonstrated outstanding ability and promise for significant contributions in the future. A Certificate and US$1500 honorarium are presented.
Nomination Form 

Transactions Prize Paper Award (TPPA): A certificate and honorarium (US$3000) may be presented for a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the GRS Transactions during the prior calendar year. If the paper has more than one author, the honorarium shall be shared.
Nomination Form 

Letters Prize Paper Award (LPPA): A certificate and honorarium (US$1500) may be presented for a paper judged to be of exceptional merit published in the GRS Letters during the prior calendar year. If the paper has more than one author, the honorarium shall be shared.
Nomination Form 

J-STARS Prize Paper Award (J-STARS): A certificate and honorarium (US$1500) may be presented 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. If the paper has more than one author, the honorarium shall be shared.
Nomination Form 

Symposium Prize Paper Award (SPPA): A certificate and honorarium (US$1250) may be presented for a paper judged to be of exceptional merit presented at the prior year’s IGARSS. If the paper has more than one author, the honorarium shall be shared.
Nomination Form

Symposium Interactive Session Prize Paper Award (ISPPA): A certificate and honorarium ($1250) may be presented for an interactive paper judged to be of exceptional merit presented at the prior year’s IGARSS. If the interactive paper has more than one author, the honorarium shall be shared.
Nomination Form

Student Prize Paper Award (StPPA): A maximum of three awards in rank order will be presented with honoraria of (US$1000, see MTStP), US$750, and US$500, respectively, along with a corresponding certificate. If there are multiple eligible authors the honoraria will be shared. The Student Prize Paper Awards will be presented at the awards ceremony of the IGARSS at which the papers are presented.
Nomination Form

Mikio Takagi Student Prize (MTStP): The first Student Prize Paper Award (US$1000), see above, is the Mikio Takagi Student Prize. This prize is to recognize a student who has presented an outstanding paper at the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).
Nomination Form

Chapter Excellence Award (CEA): Certificate and honorarium (US$1000) to be used only for Chapter activities may be presented to recognize excellence in a GRSS or Joint Local Chapter, demonstrated by exemplary local GRSS activities during the previous year. The award shall be considered annually and presented only when a deserving Chapter is identified.
Nomination Form

Regional Leader Award (RLA): The IEEE GRSS established the Regional Leader Award to promote, recognize and support members of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society who have made significant technical, scientific and/or organizational achievements in the areas of interest to the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing community. A Certificate and honorarium (US$1000) are presented.
Nomination Form 

David Landgrebe Award (DLA): The IEEE GRSS David Landgrebe Award is a GRSS career award, which is awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of remote sensing image analysis. A Certificate is presented.
Nomination Form