Description: To recognize contributions of eminent GRSS members for their outstanding contributions to research in passive microwave remote sensing.

Eligibility: GRSS membership is a requirement. Eligibility and the selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.

Award Items: The award consists of an exact gold reproduction of the old golden florin, the coin first minted in Italy by the Florentine Republic in 1252 and a certificate.

Frequency: The award shall be considered every other year, but only awarded when an outstanding recipient is identified.

Nominee Solicitation:The nomination package must be submitted by an IEEE GRSS member, consisting of the following:

  • A nomination letter, no more than 2-pages in length, from a GRSS member
  • A list of the candidate’s significant contributions
  • Nomination template
  • At least 2 recommendation letters from individuals familiar with the candidate’s technical contributions and achievements

Recipients will be notified by early March.

Presentation: The award shall be presented at an awards ceremony during the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS, together with other IEEE GRSS awards.