Individual Awards |
Previous Years: 2012, 2011
Christopher Taylor AMOS Award
Dr Noel Davidson
Noel has been awarded Christopher Taylor Award for his valuable contributions to operational forecasting.
Christopher Taylor Award is open to professional meteorologists for contributions of all kinds to operational forecasting and supporting activities in Australia. The Award recognises contributions by operational meteorologists who have either commenced or performed a substantial part of their investigative work, or other contribution to operational forecasting, outside of normal duties.
JH Michell Medal
Dr Terry O'Kane
Terry has been awarded the 2013 JH Michell Medal for his outstanding original contributions to difficult and important problems in applied mathematics.
JH Michell Medal recognises distinguished research in applied and/or industrial mathematics.
Australia Day Achievement Medallion
Dr Kamal Puri
Kamal has been one of the foremost figures in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) modelling and earth system modelling for the past four decades. Since the early 1980s he has been one of the key scientific and intellectual leaders in the Bureau's NWP research. He is highly respected internationally and is a member of key international panels on earth system modelling.
Australia Day Achievement Medallions instituted in 1984 by the Australia Day Council provide government departments and agencies with an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of their staff. The award relates to outstanding performance in delivering special projects or in the performance of core duties. | Top of page
Bureau Excellence Awards
Dr Diana Greenslade
This award acknowledges Diana for her excellence in scientific research leadership, especially her work in supporting the Bureau's tsunami and ocean wave forecasting capabilities, and her willingness to adapt to new scientific challenges. Because of Diana's dedication to excellence, the Bureau is now in a leading position for ocean and marine forecasting. Diana had a leading role in the tsunami research component and was instrumental in generating the tsunami model database that underpins the Bureau's operational tsunami warning system.
Dr Michael Foley
Michael is recognised for his vision, innovation, dedication and commitment in providing one of the leading contributions to the implementation of the Next Generation Forecasting and Warning System. Michael's skill and commitment have ensured all regional NexGenFWS implementations were delivered on time. He has been the chief designer and lead contributor to about 120 smart tools that encapsulate the process that transforms gridded model guidance into weather services.
Dr Phil Purdam
Phil is recognised for for his vision and innovation in driving the design and leading the development and ongoing support for the Bureau's state of the art radar visualisation system, (RAPIC). RAPIC provides the Bureau with an unparalleled ability to use and interpret radar data, helping to deliver a range of forecast and warning services. Phil's very high level technical expertise and meteorological nous, and his eagerness to work closely with forecasters and other users, have been crucial to the success of RAPIC.
The Bureau Excellence Awards recognise outstanding contributions from individuals or groups in support of the Bureau's role and objectives. | Top of page