2009 Carl Pulfrich Award

This image above, part of the Florida, USA, coast between Tampa and Naples, was captured using a DMC system. Image courtesy of Photoscience, Lexington, KY USA.Z/Imaging, an Intergraph company, welcomes nominations for the 2009 Carl Pulfrich Award. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field of photogrammetry and remote sensing.

The Carl Pulfrich Award was established to promote outstanding scientific, application-oriented design and/or manufacturing activities in the field of photogrammetry and remote sensing, including earth imaging applications. The biennial award and donation honors 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.

Application Criterion

Photogrammetry, remote sensing, and earth imaging professionals may nominate candidates for the Carl Pulfrich Award, including themselves.
The application criteria includes:

  • A one- to three-page statement that justifies the nomination of the Carl Pulfrich Award candidate
  • A curriculum vitae that includes the candidate’s date of birth, significant work experience, academic degrees, copies of papers, research reports, or other items produced by the candidate that may support the candidate’s capabilities in this field
  • One or more independent letters of recommendation from fellow practitioners having knowledge of the candidate’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential) as a technical leader in this field.

Completed applications must be received by 5 p.m. (CST) on July 1, 2009.

Applications may be submitted in the form of mail, fax, or e-mail to the following:

Intergraph Corporation
Attn: Dr. Mostafa Madani
Chairman, Carl Pulfrich Award Council
170 Graphics Drive,
Madison, AL 35824 USA
Fax: 1.256.730.6708

Selection Criterion

The Carl Pulfrich Award Council will consider nominees 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 by the award council.

Criteria for selection of the Carl Pulfrich Award shall not be based upon publications and theoretical research alone but shall also reward the practical implementation of ideas. Selection of the Carl Pulfrich Award of candidates who have already been honored in a similar way or have received an award elsewhere is to be avoided. The candidate who in the opinion of the majority of the award council has the highest overall ranking is designated the winner.

Award Presentation

The award recipient(s) 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 2009 Carl Pulfrich Award plaque during the 52nd annual Photogrammetric Week, Sept. 7-11, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Contact Us

For additional questions, please contact mostafa.madani@intergraph.com or 1.256.730.1814.

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