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Professor Dr. Vilho Väisälä Award

The Executive Council, at its 37th session (1985), established the Professor Dr. Vilho Väisälä Award for the best scientific paper on meteorological instruments and methods for observation. The award consisted of a diploma, a medal and a sum of US$ 5 000.

vaisala award New Delhi, India, 31 October 2006 — The Secretary-General and HE Mr Kapil Sibal present the 20th Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for an Outstanding Research Paper on Instruments and Methods of Observation to Mr J.P. Pichamuthu.

New Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award

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Geneva, 6 December 2006, the Secretary-General, presented the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award for the Development and Implementation of Instruments and Methods of Observation to John Nash, Richard Smout, Mark Smees (all from the United Kingdom) and Carl Bower (USA). The four winners received the Award for their paper: “Dar-es-Salaam demonstration test of IMS 1600 integrated Upper-air System, Dar-es-Salaam, 18-30 October 2004”.

The Executive Council at its 56th session (2004) recalled that, over the years, almost all winners of the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award had been from developed countries, as the criteria for granting the Award favoured, in practice, leading-edge researchers. The Council therefore decided to establish a second Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Award, that would be mainly focused on, and encourage instrument work in, developing countries and countries in economies in transition, and adopted new Guidelines for Granting the Professor Dr Vilho Väisälä Awards.

Both Awards would be granted on a biennial basis in connection with the WMO TECO/METEOREX with a cash prize of US$ 10 000 each.

The Council agreed that the 19th Dr Vilho Väisälä Award (2004) would be the last according to the current Guidelines and that the next selection of winner(s) would be undertaken at EC-LVIII (2006).



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