This Award is presented by ASPRS through the ASPRS Foundation, with funding provided by ERDAS, Inc. and is intended to encourage and commend those who publish papers of scientific merit in the advancement of knowledge about remote sensing technology.
The Award consists of an engrossed certificate for each recipient and a cash award as follows:
- First prize: $500
- Second prize: $300
- Third prize: $200
Eligibility to receive the Award is not restricted to members of ASPRS and is intended for those who qualify under the selection criteria of this Deed. The Award is made to an individual or two or more collaborating individuals who, in the opinion of the award selection committee, best meets the criteria established. No application is required since the nominees are determined by the selection committee.
The committee will evaluate only articles that have appeared in PE&RS during the previous twelve months, ending December 31 of the year prior to the Award presentation. Factors considered by the Committee in making its selection are the scientific contributions that the paper makes toward the advancement of knowledge about remote sensing technology. The award may be given for, but not limited to, any of the following types of achievement in the remote sensing disciplines:
- The development of a new and valuable technique, method, or application.
- A case of such a development where an exceptional degree of technical skill, judgment, or initiative is demonstrated.
- An outstanding design or invention of equipment or material, or a new or unusual application of existing equipment or software is achieved.