The SETAC Europe Awards Programme recognizes and honors outstanding contributions of individuals or groups of individuals to the environmental sciences and to the Society. The candidates are evaluated by the SETAC Europe Awards Committee and for the LCA awards by the SETAC Europe Life Cycle Assessment Interest Group Steering Committee and ratified by the SETAC Europe Council.
The following award winners were announced and celebrated during SETAC SciCon: SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, which was held virtually from 3–7 May 2020.
Noack Laboratorien Outstanding Science Award
Ionan Marigomez Allende
University of the Basque Country, Spain
The 2020 Noack Laboratorien Outstanding Science Career Award honours Ionan Marigomez. The award recognises his contribution to environmental science and his outstanding record of interdisciplinary activities in the dissemination of knowledge on environmental sciences. Ionan Marigomez’s is professor at The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Ionan works tirelessly to communicate and disseminate knowledge on and understanding of environmental sciences and to educate students, professionals as well as the public.
EDANA Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Life Cycle Assessment
treeze Ltd, Switzerland
In 2020 the award is presented to Rolf Frischknecht, who is widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to life cycle inventory databases and methodology. He is especially known for his leading role from 1998 to 2008 in the design, development, implementation and operation of the life cycle inventory database ecoinvent laying a solid ground for its sustainable recognition and worldwide success. His major methodological contributions cover allocation in joint production and recycling, decision oriented LCA, as well as key developments within the Ecological Scarcity Method, such as the first regionalized water scarcity indicator.
Rifcon Early Career Scientist Award
Michael Burkard is an early career researcher working at eawag on the caLIBRAte project. The project’s aim was to develop a suite of tested and calibrated, nano-specific risk priorization tools to leverage past and on-going nanosafety research for a next generation nano-risk governance framework.
Life Cycle Assessment Young Scientist Award
KU Leuven, Belgium
City Environmental Footprint – Development of a new methodology to calculate the environmental impact of cities
The SETAC Europe Young Scientist LCA Award recognises exceptional achievements by a young scientist in the field of Life Cycle Assessment.
Sponsored by LENZING AG and Springer Nature
Young Scientist Awards 2020
Honoring a young scientist for the best platform and poster presentations at the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting / SETAC SciCon.
ECOTOC Best Platform
Eldbjørg B. Vea
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Eldbjørg Vea received the best platform award for her presentation “ Framework to Define Environmental Sustainability Boundaries”
SETAC Europe Best Poster
University of Bath, United Kingdom
Elizabeth Holton received the award for her poster entitled “Monitoring of antibiotics, pollutants, and AMR in formal and informal settlements: Back-calculation of antibiotic usage in the absence of prescription data”