29 August 2018

EuroSDR Award for best geoinformation science PhD thesis

Since 2016, EuroSDR has recognised contemporary PhD theses that have significantly contributed to the development of geoinformation science in the context of National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies (NMCAs). To enhance collaboration between European academia and NMCAs, as well as to engage young scientists in its research endeavours, EuroSDR is pleased to announce its 2018 competition.

To be eligible, a PhD thesis should have been successfully defended in the period from January 2017 to August 2018. 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 call is restricted to applicants that completed their PhD study in Europe.

Applications should consist of:

  • A cover letter describing the main contribution/impact of the research contained in the thesis from a NMCA perspective (up to 300 words in English);
  • A PDF copy of the successfully defended thesis (in any European language);
  • An extended abstract of the thesis (1 000 – 1 500 words in English);
  • A short video presentation describing the research of the thesis (maximum 3 minutes in English);
  • A certificate evidencing the date of the successful PhD defence;
  • Independent reviews of the thesis (if available, for example from the thesis examiners);
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant.

All application material must be sent to the EuroSDR secretariat (eurosdr@kuleuven.be) to arrive no later than 31st August, 2018.