Carl Pulfrich Award
Honours advancements in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and earth imaging.
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-Prize@leica-geosystems.com. Closing date for submission is 15 July 2022 by 5 pm CEST. Nominations received after this time and date will not be considered.
Winners will be announced during the award ceremony at the 57th Photogrammetric Week (PhoWo) in Stuttgart, Germany, on 14 September 2022. 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. The candidate who receive the highest ranking from the award council will be announced the winner of the Carl Pulfrich award, given that the candidate has not received a similar award elsewhere.
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.