Thanks to the support provided by the French Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the 2020 edition of the Young Academics Award (YAA) has been launched. The Young Academics Award is an initiative of the Alpine Convention that aims at awarding outstanding Master’s theses that refer to the Alpine territory and cover topics which are relevant for the Convention. It is coming to its 5th edition and is this time dedicated to “Emissions in the Alps: climate change and air quality, measurement and measures”. This topic mirrors the current priorities under the French Presidency of the Alpine Convention. Secretary General Alenka Smerkolj: “Emissions, both in the form of CO2 and of air pollutants, are one of the most pressing challenges our society is facing. The innovative contributions from young students are key in facing them! With this years’ theme we want to address both the research aspect of emissions – the process of measurement and data analysis - as well as the practical translations of the research outcomes, thus the concrete actions, measures and solutions needed to tackle and mitigate their impact on the climate and the air quality in the Alps”.
The YAA gives young researches a podium to spread their original ideas and scientific work. To this end, three prizes are made available in the main category for works that cover the full Alpine territory. Additionally, five Infopoints prizes are provided by the Alpine Convention Infopoints of Chamonix, Domodossola, Mojstrana, Tolmin and Villach to the winning theses refering to the specific Alpine territories of the Infopoints.
There is time to participate until 30 June 2020! At this link you will find the call and all necessary information on how to apply. Good luck!