Description: 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. The award shall be considered annually and presented if an outstanding candidate is identified. The following are suggested factors to be considered in selecting the individual.

Eligibility: GRSS membership is a requirement. Individuals who have received the GRSS Distinguished Achievement Award are not eligible within 5 years. 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 Item: Certificate.

Frequency: The award shall be presented annually to one recipient, provided a qualified candidate is nominated.

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
  • Nomination template
  • A complete curriculum vitae of the candidate
  • At least 2 recommendation letters from individuals familiar with the candidate’s technical contributions and achievements

Recipients will be notified by early March.

Selection/Basis for Judging: The Awards Committee (MAC) may give preference to an individual who has demonstrated:

  • leadership
  • innovation
  • activity service
  • duration
  • breadth of participation
  • cooperation

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.