Do you know someone in the Unidata community who has been actively involved and helpful to you and other Unidata members? Perhaps this is someone who volunteers to assist others, contributes software, or makes suggestions that are generally useful for the community.
The Unidata Users Committee invites you to submit nominations for the Russell L. DeSouza Award for Outstanding Community Service. This Community Service Award honors individuals whose energy, expertise, and active involvement enable the Unidata Program to better serve the geosciences. Honorees personify Unidata's ideal of a community that shares ideas, data, and software through computing and networking technologies. While direct involvement in the Unidata community is one avenue by which such a contribution may be made, this is not a requirement — the distinguishing ethos of awardees is their contribution and dedication to accessible and reproducible science and education in the geosciences.
The Unidata Users Committee will review the nominations and select the awardee, who will be invited to receive the award at the Fall 2020 Users Committee meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The recipient will be invited to give a presentation on their experiences with and use of Unidata data and tools.
To nominate someone for the DeSouza award, use the nomination form. Nominations must be received no later than 20 March 2020 to be considered for this year's honor.
For more on the DeSouza award, see the Russell L. DeSouza Award page.