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Environmental Informatics Prize 2021 for Students

In 2021, the Technical Committee Informatics for Environmental Protection of the German Informatics Society will again award the “Environmental Informatics Prize”. This prize has been awarded annually since 2003. The winners are awarded for their projects after the EnviroInfo 2021 Conference in Berlin.

Aims and Scope

The prize is awarded for students’ works in the field of environmental informatics. Such work takes the form of projects undertaken either as part of a course or for a degree (excluding PhD) at an academic university or a university of applied sciences. The projects must demonstrate the contribution of methods and technologies of informatics to the solution of environmental problems or dissemination of information supporting sustainable development in general.

Eligible Students

Students of all subjects from all countries are eligible to participate either as individuals or groups (project teams).


Submissions will be most successful if they clearly demonstrate the transfer of informatics knowhow to practical application, resulting in a real decrease in stress on the environment or contributing to environmental consciousness or to sustainable development in general.

Prize Sum

The prize sum of 2.000 € is usually divided among three candidate projects as follows:

  • 1st prize: € 1000
  • 2nd prize: € 600
  • 3rd prize: € 400


The jury consists of the heads of the International Technical Committee “Informatics for Environmental Protection, Sustainable Development and Risk Management” of the German Informatics Society (GI).


Sponsors of the year 2021 are Adesso SE, Dortmund, Germany, iPoint systems gmbh, Reutlingen, Germany, ecco ecology + communication Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Oldenburg, Germany, worlddiety GmbH, Oldenburg, Germany, einfach.effizient. Treuhand Unternehmensberatung GmbH & Co. KG, Oldenburg, Germany and OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg, Germany.


Please submit descriptions of your completed project not exceeding five pages, and including an abstract of a half page. A link to supporting information (such as a Master’s Thesis) should be provided. The jury may request further information on projects that get short-listed. Contributions must be submitted to Prof. Hans-Knud Arndt and Prof. Jorge Marx Gómez, Technical Committee Informatics for Environmental Protection of the German Informatics Society only via email.

Deadline for submission: September 25th 2021.