With conferences moving into the virtual space since spring 2020, we have seen many new formats of presentations, new approaches taken and technological possibilities explored.
The first winner of the EMS Innovative Presentation Award is Alice Portal (University of Milano-Bicocca and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/IPSL) with her video-presentation Predictions of the boreal winter stratosphere with the C3S multi-model seasonal forecast system, a dynamic and grasping video that combines recorded drawings, easy-to-understand figures and a clear verbal communication by Alice herself on screen to tell the story.
We will reward the most innovative pre-recorded virtual presentation in terms of its communicative power and scientific quality. The goal of this new presentation award is to highlight the new opportunities to communicate scientific content – also to non-specialists of the presented topic - using them to enthuse, inspire, explain the subject and results. Eligible for the award are first authors of all pre-recorded presentations that have been uploaded to the conference page until one week prior to the conference. Details on uploading display material will follow.
Only presentations which satisfy the communication criteria will be taken into consideration for the evaluation from a scientific point of view. The winner receives a registration fee waiver for the EMS Annual Meeting 2022, and the presentation is highlighted on the EMS website as an innovative example.
A selection committee of 5 senior scientists is established. The composition of the committee for EMS2021 is as follows:
To participate in the innovative presentation award competition, authors need to sign up for the participation online. The corresponding link will be available in the letter of schedule.
Deadline to sign up for participation is 22 August 2021. Corresponding display material must be uploaded by 29 August 2021.