We have received many applications for 2017 Climate Travel Award for Young Scientists. Many applicants have an outstanding record of academic achievements in climate related research. The award selection committee is highly impressed with the quality of our applicants.
As Editor-in-Chief of Climate, it is my pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2017 Climate Travel Award for Young Scientists is Mr. Spyridon Paparrizos. Mr. Paparrizos is a Ph.D. candidate in the Chair of Environmental Meteorology under Prof. Dr. Andreas Matzarakis, Faculty of Environmental and Natural Recourses, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany. On behalf of Climate, Mr. Paparrizos will be supported with 800 Swiss Francs towards travel expenses to attend the 17th European Meteorological Society Annual meeting and the 12th European Conference on Applied Climatology to be held in Dublin,
Ireland during 4–8 September 2017.
Mr. Paparrizos’s main research fields are environmental science, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial and applied hydrometeorology, hydrology, erosion, forest and agricultural climatology. His current research focuses on climatological data analysis and model applications on climate change conditions using GIS and statistical analysis methods, which is highly interdisciplinary. During his PhD dissertation research, he is developing the approaches for the assessment and the impact of climate and the climate change factors on the hydrological regime in various regions in Greece. Mr. Paparrizos has published 13 journal articles since 2014, he first authored 10 of them. In addition, three of them have already been cited several times.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Paparrizos on his 2017 Climate Travel Award.
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
Editor-in-Chief of Climate