This international award includes prize money of 50,000 Euros and will be awarded every two years by the Bayer Science & Education Foundation to excellent scientific achievements in the field of climate research. Works in basic research in the
areas of natural sciences and technical disciplines, which contribute to explaining climate change and which help dealing with its effects, are honoured. Currently, the following subjects are in the centre of attention: energy and environmental sciences, material sciences, process engineering, agronomy, plant economy, bio-technology and microbiology, polarography, oceanography and coastal research, physical-chemical, atmospheric research, geochemistry, geophysics and meteorology.
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