Award Nomination Deadline is December 1, 2006
The NOAA - David Johnson Award is presented by the National
Space Club in honor of the first Administrator of what was
to become the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data,
and Information Service, or NESDIS. This award is given to
young professionals who have developed an innovative application
of Earth observation satellite data (alone or in combination
with non-satellite data) that is, or could be, used for operational
purposes to assess and/or predict atmospheric, oceanic or
terrestrial conditions. Examples include, but certainly are
not limited to, the use of Earth observation data for fire
monitoring, weather forecasting, climate monitoring or prediction,
global change detection, volcanic ash tracking, vegetation/drought
monitoring, oil spill tracking, rainfall measurements or forecasts,
hurricane landfall predictions, and fisheries management.
The satellite data used may be from any Earth observation
satellite such as a NOAA or other U.S. Government, commercial
or foreign satellite.
An award committee
of eminent professionals in the field will select the recipient
for this award. The nominee must be a United States citizen,
national or permanent resident and not more than 40 years
of age on December 31, 2006.
be submitted for individuals or groups. If nominating a group,
all members of the group should have been actively involved
in the design and/or implementation of the application, and
each must be a United States citizen, national or permanent
resident. In addition, the leader of the group must be clearly
Completed Nomination Will Include:
1) One page containing the name, position, address, telephone
and fax numbers, e-mail address and affiliation of the nominee.
(This page will not be considered part of the explanation.
See number 2.)
2) An explanation,
not to exceed five pages, of how the Earth observation satellite
data (used alone or in combination with non-satellite data)
application the nominee developed is now, or could be, used
for operational purposes to assess and/or predict atmospheric,
oceanic or terrestrial conditions. This explanation should
be preceded by a one-paragraph summary or abstract that states
the use of the application in brief. The work preferably should
have been accomplished within the past three years, but work
done over three years ago also will be considered. Visual
examples are encouraged.
3) A minimum of
three letters of support from supervisors, colleagues or users
of the application justifying the nomination.
4) The nominee's resume, biography or curriculum vitae.
will not be returned.
for Nominations: December 1, 2006
Completed Nominations to:
NOAA/National Environmental Satellite,
Data, and Information Service
SSMC1, Station 8245
1335 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-9203 ext. 139
completed Nominations to: email@example.com
An award committee composed of government and non-government
scientists and program managers will review the nominations
and recommend a selectee. The final selection decision will
be made by the chair of the award committee by January 2007.
The National Space
Club will present one David Johnson Award per year to an individual
Funding: This is
a non-monetary award. Winners will receive a plaque acknowledging
Award: The award will be presented at the annual Goddard Memorial
Dinner, held near Washington, D.C., and hosted by the National
Information: If you have questions, please contact Barbara
Brooks in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Satellite
and Information Services at (301) 713-9203 ext. 139 or via
fax (301-713-9219) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).