Eduard Fontserè International Award on Meteorology 2009

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To favour and divulge knowledge on meteorological phaenomena in the Western Mediterranean Area, Associació Catalana de Meteorologia (ACAM), together with Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (SMC), establishes a biennial prize:

Premi Internacional de Meteorologia Eduard Fontserè.

Endowed with 6,000 €, it is meant to award any submitted paper, published since 2007 in any indexed research journal on Meteorology or Climatology, and offering some noteworthy contribution to the knowledge on Meteorology and Climatology in the Western Mediterranean Area.

Any researcher on Meteorology, individually or as a team, can compete for the prize under the following

1. Format
1.1 Two copies of the published paper must be submitted: a hard copy and a digital one.

1.2 Required are, as well:
a) A form of submission of the paper, and acceptance of its Rules, signed by the author(s). The form is available from ACAM’s web:

b) Personal data and a short Curriculum Vitae of the author(s), not exceeding one page in length.

1.3 Name and number of the indexed journal where the paper has been published.

1.4 Languages admitted: Catalan, English, French, Spanish.

2. Deadline and mailing
Deadline: September 10th, 2009.

– The hardcopy must be mailed to

Pere Giró 9
E-08720 Vilafranca del Penedès (Catalonia)

– The electronic copy to:

3. Panel of Judges and verdict
3.1 The Panel of Judges is constituted by the ACAM’s Chairman, who will preside it, plus eight members: two of them proposed by SMC, two by AEMET (State Agency for Meteorology), two by the board of ACAM, and two by the Environmental Area of Diputació de Barcelona. The Panel of Judges is entitled to ask for assistance from external experts on the submitted papers.

3.2 The verdict of the Panel of Judges will be final. ACAM will announce it on ten days before the Jornades Fontserè 2009, and SMC will hand the prize during the final session of these very same Jornades.

3.3 If, according to the Panel of Judges, no submitted paper is worth the prize, this may be declared unawarded. In such case, ACAM will be entitled to commission a paper on meteorology for the same amount of the award.

4. Introduction of the awarded paper
The awarded paper will be introduced by its author(s) during the odd-numbered call of the Jornades Eduard Fontserè immediately following the awarding. Moreover. Besides, they will supply an abstract of it, that may be published by ACAM both in its original and translated languages (Catalan, English, Spanish).

5. Other subjects
Participants are bound to accept any decision taken by ACAM on any questions not dealt with in the present Rules.