EuroSDR Award 2016 for the best PhD thesis related to geoinformation science
The research activities of the European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR) network have developed over time through a collaboration of academia and national mapping agencies. In order to further strengthen the collaboration and to involve young scientists in its research, EuroSDR has established an Award to reward recent PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of Geoinformation science in the context of national mapping and cadastral agencies.
In order to be eligible, PhD theses should be defended in the period from 1st August 2015 to 31st July 2016. The PhD topic should be related to one or more of the research areas covered by the EuroSDR commissions (see http://www.eurosdr.net/).
The award applications should consist of:
- A cover letter containing the main contribution/impact of the thesis from the perspective of national mapping and cadastral agencies (up to 500 words)
- A PDF copy of the thesis
- A certificate showing the PhD defence date
- Any reviews of the thesis (if available)
The submitted application material will be evaluated by a six-member committee approved by the EuroSDR board of delegates.
All material must be sent to the EuroSDR secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrive no later than 31st August, 2016. Notification of the selected thesis will be sent on 23rd September, 2016. The call is confined to applicants that completed their PhD study in Europe.
The author of the awarded PhD thesis will receive an award of 500 EUR and will be invited to present his/her work at the 129th EuroSDR board of delegates meeting to be held in Madrid from 19th to 21st October 2016.