Seeking Nominees for COSPAR Awards and Medals

COSPAR, the Committee on Space Research of the International Council for Science, is seeking candidates to be nominated for COSPAR awards and medals, which recognize the outstanding achievements of space scientists throughout the world. The awards will be presented at the 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, to be held in Bremen, Germany, 18-25 July, 2010.

It is important to honor the contributions of your colleagues. Please take a moment to consider nominees for the following awards and medals:

* COSPAR Space Science Award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science.

* COSPAR International Cooperation Medal is awarded to a scientist (or group of scientists) who has made distinguished contributions to space science and whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of international scientific cooperation.

* COSPAR William Nordberg Medal is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science.

* COSPAR Distinguished Service Medal serves to honor extraordinary services rendered to COSPAR over many years.
* COSPAR Space Science Award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science.

* COSPAR International Cooperation Medal is awarded to a scientist (or group of scientists) who has made distinguished contributions to space science and whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of international scientific cooperation.

* COSPAR William Nordberg Medal is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the application of space science.

* COSPAR Distinguished Service Medal serves to honor extraordinary services rendered to COSPAR over many years.

* COSPAR/Massey Award is awarded by the Royal Society of London in recognition of outstanding contributions to the development of space research in which a leadership role is of particular importance.

* COSPAR/Zeldovich Medal is conferred by the Russian Academy of Sciences to scientists 35 years of age or younger, for excellence and achievements. Medals are presented to a scientist in each of COSPAR's Scientific Commissions.

* COSPAR/Jeoujang Jaw Award is bestowed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is intended to recognize scientists who have made distinguished pioneering contributions to promoting space research, establishing new space science research branches, and founding new exploration programs.
Additional details concerning the awards, together with instructions and nomination forms, can be found at http://cosparhq.cnes.fr/Awards/awards.htm . Completed nominations forms must be received by the COSPAR Secretariat in Paris no later than 30 November, 2009. Questions can be addressed to David H. Smith, executive secretary of the U.S. National Committee for COSPAR, at dhsmith@nas.edu Source: NAI Newsletter

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