9 October 2018

Detlef van Vuuren wins Huibregtsen Prize for climate forecasting model

Foto: Roemer Overdiep
On the right in the picture Detlef van Vuuren. Photo: Roemer Overdiep

Professor Detlef van Vuuren of Utrecht University and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) has received the 2018 Huibregtsen Prize for his research project IMAGE - scenarios for mapping climate change and options to explore climate policy at the 19th Evening of Science & Society held on 8 October 2018.

Detlef Van Vuuren received a cheque worth € 25,000 and a bronze sculpture by artist Wil van der Laan from Education, Culture and Science Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven. In addition, Van Vuuren has been offered a workshop by the Lorentz Center in Leiden.

"Developed by van Vuuren, IMAGE and the climate models derived from it are ideally suited to aiding the development of climate policy that is as responsible as possible. The model-based scenarios combine complex relationships and data and have been applied worldwide," said the jury.

Read the entire story on the website of The Evening of Science and Society