Hexagon Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division Sponsors 2011 Carl Pulfrich Award

(Heerbrugg/Switzerland) – Nominations for the 2011 Carl Pulfrich Award are now being accepted. The newly founded Hexagon Geosystems Geospatial Solutions Division (GSD) sponsors this award. Bringing together the worlds most well known Leica Geosystems and Z/I Imaging airborne sensor brands, Hexagon is pleased to continue the tradition of promoting outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and/or manufacturing activities in the field of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging applications.

The biennial award and donation is intended to honor the memory of Dr. Carl Pulfrich, a member of the scientific staff at Carl Zeiss from 1890 to 1927, during which time he directed the design of the first stereo photogrammetric and surveying instruments from Zeiss.

The academic earth imaging community is encouraged to submit nominations for this prestigious award. 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.

The award recipient will receive a monetary gift of $7,500 (U.S.) or an amount deemed suitable by the award council and will be presented the distinguished 2011 Carl Pulfrich Award Plaque during the 53rd Photogrammetric Week, Sept. 5-9, 2011, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Please send your nomination as mail to Carl-Pulfrich-Price-2011@hexagongeosystems.com. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. (CST) on July 1, 2011. Nominations received after this time and date will not be considered.

For more detailed information on the 2011 Carl Pulfrich Award, including application criterion, visit http://www.leica-geosystems.com/carlpulfrichaward and http://www.ifp.uni-stuttgart.de/phowo/index.en.html.