For general information, see ESSL's Heino Tooming Award page. Eligible is any outstanding scientific presentation at the ECSS 2009 by a group led by a European scientist and involving collaborators from at least one other European country, fostering in this way collaboration across this continent in the field of severe weather research. The Heino Tooming Award 2009 will be endowed with a prize of EUR 300. The winners.
The European Meteorological Society EMS will present two Young Student Travel Awards (YSTA) to eligible participants of the ECSS 2009. The conditions and application procedure are described HERE. Each YSTA 2009 will be endowed with travel support funds of EUR 500. The winners.
The European Severe Weather Database ESWD was elected one of "365 Landmarks" in the Land of Ideas contest of the German government. The prize certificate will be awarded to the ESSL during the opening ceremony of the ECSS 2009 on 12 October 2009.
Limited travel support funds will be available for ECSS 2009 participants. Participants wishing to apply for travel support must have submitted an abstract and perform the registration for the ECSS conference. When registering, please specify your wish to apply for travel funds in the "special requirements" field. The decision on who will be granted travel support will be based on the availability of funds, originality and scientific excellence of the submitted abstract, and the country of the applicants. Acceptance of an abstract for presentation at the ECSS conference does not automatically imply that travel support will be granted. All travel support funds will be distributed as reimbursement of expenses based on original receipts.
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