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

Administration:This is a joint Italian Centre for Microwave Remote Sensing (CeTeM) and GRSS Award.

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.

Funds:The award is funded through the IEEE GRSS budget. The society’s budget includes the amount for this award AND the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.

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
  • At least 2 recommendation letters from individuals familiar with the candidate’s technical contributions and achievements

Award Committee: The selection committee includes two members from the GRSS Major Awards Committee and three members from CeTeM.

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.

Publicity: A feature publication will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and/or in the GRSS Magazine.

Timetable: The following time table shall be the guideline:

Jan 8, 2018 Nominations are due.
Feb approval of the candidate
March 1 notify recipient, request biographical sketch and photo
April 1 order certificate (allow 2 months)
IGARSS awards presentation (Plenary or Banquet)
Prepare material for NEWSLETTER immediately after IGARSS
Sept. Prepare archival material for TRANSACTIONS

Last Update: August, 2017