Call for Applications of 2019 Yuxiang Early Career Award

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Call for Applications of 2019 Yuxiang Early Career Award

Climate change and environmental pollution are major issues facing mankind in the 21st century. To increase public awareness of these issues, nurture interests of students in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and attract young talents to join the force, the Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) and PIESAT, LLC proudly launch the 4th Yuxiang Early Career Award in 2019. The award aims to recognize outstanding Chinese and Chinese-American young scholars in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields. It also provides financial support and career opportunities for the awardees in order to promote further development of oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields. COAA Southern California Chapter (COAA-SCC) will lead the application review, award selection, and presentation procedures.

  1. Background

COAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to facilitate networking among oceanic and atmospheric professionals, promote interests and professional excellence, and provide technical exchange and career opportunities. The PIESAT, LLC (PIESAT) is a high-tech enterprise founded in 2008, focusing on remote sensing and meteorology/marine research and application. Its business services cover oceanic and atmospheric sciences, cartographic, land survey, resource/environmental monitoring, and disaster monitoring. PIESAT led the design and development of Fengyun satellites operational systems such as FY3 Satellite Monitoring Analysis Remote-sensing Toolkit (SMART) and FY4 Satellite Weather Application Platform (SWAP) 2.0, etc. It also undertakes many projects on data analysis, weather forecast, climate analysis and applications for provincial and municipal meteorological and ocean bureaus. Besides, PIESAT also founded weather/ocean service center, which provides meteorological information services for road, aviation, electricity, and insurance, etc. Facing the rapid evolution of satellite remote sensing and meteorology/marine application service market, PIESAT, under the leadership of Dr. Yuxiang Wang, has devoted to innovative technology development and superior software management. PIESAT is becoming a top provider of satellite remote sensing and meteorology and marine services in the world with its steady growth of core capabilities and strong competitiveness.


  1. Eligibility and Fields

Scholars 35-year-old or younger, or within five years of obtaining Ph.D., with outstanding academic achievement and innovative research in the fields including but not limited to: Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Space Sciences, Oceanic Sciences, Satellite Remote Sensing, and Hydrology. Applicants with outstanding achievements in societal and economical applications of atmospheric and oceanic research and analysis are strongly encouraged.  Each person can apply three times but can be awarded only once.

  1. Application Materials

Please send the following materials as a single PDF document:

1)    Curriculum Vitae with bibliography

2)    Statement of research achievements (no more than two pages)

3)    Three most important publications and/or patents, technology certificates

4)    Two letters of recommendation (can be sent seperately from references)

  1. Award Amount

Depending on the number of applications and qualifications, up to five awards of $2000 each will be issued in 2019.

  1. Application and Selection Procedure

1) Applicants submit all application materials to before the deadline: October 15, 2019. 

2) A committee consisting of world-wide experts in the relevant fields will review the applications.

3) Selection results will be announced in mid-November, 2019.

4) An award presentation is tentatively scheduled in the COAA AMS 2020 Reception in Boston.

For more information, please contact the award committee chair, Dr. Yuan Wang (


August 13, 2019

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