The National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI), Louisville CO announces
the 2003 winners of the Annual Lightning Safety Recognition Awards. Recipients
are those groups and individuals who provide leadership for lightning safety
issues and who serve as role models for others. This year’s Awards are
in several categories:
The NOAA Lightning Safety Awareness Week (LSAW) Team.
For three years of initiative in developing effective campaigns which achieved heightened awareness about lightning safety throughout the USA. See: www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
US Government Service (Individual) Award:
Steve Hodanish, Sr. Meteorologist, NOAA, NWS Pueblo Colorado.
For accomplishments in promulgating lightning safety information
through the Pueblo NOAA website Colorado
Lightning Resource Page webpage:
www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg.php and personal volunteer efforts with local, state
and federal groups.
Individual (International) Award:
Hartono Zainal Abidin, Lightning Research Sdn Bhd, Kuala
Lumpur Malaysia. For conclusive studies into conventional and unconventional engineering practices for lightning protection as they apply to the Malaysian infrastructure and for leadership within the local, national and regional IEEE organizations.
Chandima Gomes PhD, Dept. Physics, University of Colombo Sri Lanka.
For leadership in hosting educational conferences about lightning
safety issues in Sri Lanka and the South Asia regional area and for teaching
excellence at the University of Colombo Department of Physics.