Leica Geosystems opens nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2017

The Carl Pulfrich Award recognises outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and/or manufacturing ingenuities in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging applications.

Nominees will be considered on the basis of experience, activities in field of photogrammetry and remote sensing, and contributions to the advancement of all aspects of the earth imaging field. Applied work involving hardware systems, software solutions, or innovative service activities will be considered as well. With the Carl Pulfrich Award, Leica Geosystems continues the tradition of promoting outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and manufacturing ingenuities in the industry.

How to nominate
Any interested person may submit a nomination by email to Carl-Pulfrich-Price@leica-geosystems.com. Closing date for submission is 17 July 2017 by 5 p.m. CEST. Nominations received after this time and date will not be considered.

Winners will be announced during the award ceremony at the 56th Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo) in Stuttgart, Germany 12 September 2017.Criteria for selection of the Carl Pulfrich Award shall not be based upon publications and theoretical research alone but shall also reward the practical implementation of ideas. Selection of the Carl Pulfrich Award of candidates who have already been honoured in a similar way or have received an award elsewhere is to be avoided. The candidate, who in the opinion of the majority of the award council has the highest overall ranking, is designated the winner.

Application Criteria
Photogrammetry, remote sensing, and earth imaging professionals may nominate candidates for the Carl Pulfrich Award, including themselves. The application criteria include:

  • A one- to three-page statement that justifies the nomination of the Carl Pulfrich Award candidate
  • A curriculum vitae that includes the candidate’s date of birth, significant work experience, academic degrees, copies of papers, research reports, or other items produced by the candidate that may support the candidate’s capabilities in this field
  • One or more independent letters of recommendation from fellow practitioners having knowledge of the candidate’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential) as a technical leader in this field.

History of the Carl Pulfrich Award
The biennial award and donation honours the memory of Dr. Carl Pulfrich, a member of the scientific staff at Carl Zeiss from 1890 to 1927. During his tenure, Pulfrich directed the design of the first stereo photogrammetric and surveying instruments from Zeiss.


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