Outstanding Poster Award

The Select Committee decided to assign the Outstanding Poster Award 2016 to Julie Berckmans (1,2), Alexandra-Jane Henrot (3), Ingrid Jacquemin (3), and Rafiq Hamdi (1) by (1) Royal Meteorological Institute, Department of Meteorological and Climatological Research, Uccle, Belgium, (2) Centre of Excellence PLECO (Plant and Vegetation Ecology), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, (3) Unit for Modelling of Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium for their poster

Poster G13 (EMS2016-533)

Sensitivity of the regional climate model ALARO-0 to land surface changes

This poster had very good, innovative scientific content, presented in a clear and concise way. The unanimous view of the selection committee was that the layout of the material was logical, well-structured and very attractive.

The evaluation and selection was based on the criteria:

  • Scientific quality;
  • Innovativeness of the approach;
  • Potential impacts of the results;
  • Presentation aspects, including clarity of the message to readers of the poster.

The Select Committee consisted of the following people:

  • Ingeborg Auer, Austria
  • Marie Doutriaux Boucher, EUMETSAT
  • Tomas Halenka, Czech Republic
  • Ewen McCallum, United Kingdom (Chair)
  • Arturo Pucillo, Italy


The award consists of one registration fee waiver for the EMS Annual Meeting 2017 in Dublin, a certificate and a trophy which will both be handed out during the Awards Session in Dublin. The poster will be on display in Dublin and be highlighted on the EMS website as example of Best Practice.