Giuliano Di Baldassarre receives the Plinius Medal from EGU

2020-10-21

The Plinius Medal recognises interdisciplinary research in natural hazards by active scientists.

Plinius Medal

Important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has now named the 51 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences and Director of the Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), has been awarded the  * Plinius Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). EGU is a non-profit international union of scientists with about 20,000 geo-scientists from all over the world. Giuliano Di Baldassarre will give a Medal Lecture after an Awarding Ceremony at the next EGU General Assembly in May 2021 in Vienna. 

The Plinius Medal recognises interdisciplinary research in natural hazards by active scientists. It is awarded to outstanding active scientists who meet the following criteria: outstanding research achievements in fields related with natural hazards, important interdisciplinary activity in two or more fields related with this topic, and research that has been applied in the mitigation of risks from natural hazards.

Read more under EGU News:
https://www.egu.eu/news/701/egu-announces-2021-awards-and-medals/

*  Footnote
The name of Gaius Plinius Secundus called Pliny the Elder ((AD 23/24 – 79), acknowledges the role of our ancestors, working to improve both knowledge and mitigation of natural hazards.

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