The ‘Austin Bourke Medals’ were launched by the AGMET Group in 2004 to help promote excellence in agricultural meteorology. The Medals are associated with the late Dr. Austin Bourke, who was, and remains, an inspirational figure in the field of agricultural meteorology in Ireland. The Silver Medal is awarded for long-term outstanding contributions to agrometeorology while the Bronze Medal is awarded for a specific outstanding contribution.

While nominations for either medal can be made anytime to the AGMET team, formal calls for nominations are advertised every few years.