The prize amounts to 2 million NOK (approximately 180 000 €), and is awarded biennially.
The Mohn Prize seeks to recognize outstanding research related to the Arctic. The award also aims at putting issues that are central to the further development of the Arctic on the national and international agenda.
The Mohn Prize is named after Henrik Mohn, who in addition to being considered the founder of Norwegian meteorology, provided a number of Norwegian Polar expeditions (among them Fridtjof Nansen's expedition on the Fram from 1893 to 1896) with meteorological equipment. Henrik Mohn was also the first director general of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, and he was the great uncle of Trond Mohn's father.
The winner will be announced autumn 2023 and awarded during the international conference Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø early 2024, in collaboration with Arctic Frontiers.
You are hereby invited (or your society or institution) to nominate candidates for the Mohn Prize 2024.
Nominations should be submitted using the nomination form available here.
The deadline for nominations is the 31st of July 2023.
Here you can read more about how to nominate your candidate.