Provisions for the Bestowal of the Friedrich Hopfner-Medal
The Friedrich Hopfner-Medal is bestowed by the Österreichische Kommission für die Internationale
Erdmessung – ÖKIE (now Austrian Geodetic Commission – ÖGK) every 4 years, beginning in 1977.
The Medal is as a rule bestowed on Austrian citizens for extraordinary scientific achievements in a field, that falls within the field of activity of the International Association of Geodesy. Members of the ÖKIE (now ÖGK) are bared from bestowal.
Each Member of the Österreichische Kommission für die Internationale Erdmessung (now Austrian Geodetic Commission) has the right to nominate a candidate for the bestowal of the Friedrich Hopfner-Medal.
Every nomination has to consist of:
a) a curriculum vitae of the candidate
b) a description of the work, for which the Friedrich Hopfner–Medal is to be bestowed
c) the names of two reviewers not part of the Commission
The Österreichische Kommission für die Internationale Erdmessung (now Austrian Geodetic Commission) chooses from amongst the suggested candidates the one it considers most qualified. If the Commission is of the opinion that non of the proposed candidates fulfils the necessary requirements, the Friedrich Hopfner-Medal will not be bestowed that year; the next bestowal will then take place in 4 years time.
The Medal is bestowed to the laureate by the President on the occasion of a meeting of the ÖGK.
The bylaws are legally binding only in the German version.