Honors

Honors

Upcoming Nomination Deadlines

AGU Fellows

Fellows nominations closed for 2018. Next round of nominations in early 2019.

Past Fellows from the OS section and Citations. (See here for a complete list of all AGU Fellows affiliated with the OS section.)

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Rachel Carson Lecture

The Rachel Carson Lecture honors the life and work of marine biologist Rachel Carson. The person chosen to present the lecture is a female scientist who exemplifies Rachel Carson’s work with cutting-edge ocean science, especially science relevant to societal concerns. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented annually during the AGU Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif.

Nominations closed until early 2019.

For more information, please contact Eileen Hofmann, chair of the OS Honors and Recognition Committee.

Award Criteria & Nomination Requirements.

Past Lecturers

Harald Ulrik Sverdrup Lecture

(Union Lecture designated by OS Section)

The Harald Ulrik Sverdrup Lecture honors the life and work of geophysicist, Harald Sverdrup. This Ocean Sciences section named lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting in even-numbered years as well as at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in even-numbered years.

The Sverdrup Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture series, which was inaugurated in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie Medal, which is AGU’s highest honor and named for its first president. Sverdrup is a past recipient of the William Bowie medal.

The Sverdrup Lecturer is selected for exemplifying Harald Sverdrup’s work with outstanding contributions to the basic science of the atmosphere and the oceans and/or unselfish service promoting cooperation in atmospheric and oceanographic research.

Nominations closed until early 2019.

For more information, please contact Eileen Hofmann, chair of the OS Honors and Recognition Committee.

Award Criteria & Nomination Requirements.

Past lecturers

Cesare Emiliani Lecture

This annual lecture at the Fall AGU meeting honors the memory of Cesare Emiliani and is organized by the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Section and the Ocean Sciences section. It recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions to our understanding of past oceans and climates.

The Emiliani Lecture is by invitation only. Nominations are not accepted, but suggestions may be submitted to the P&P leadership.

Award Criteria & Nomination Requirements.

Past Awardees

(There is another version of this list on the P&P site. And another list here.)

Reeburgh Lecture

The goal of the William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture is to recognize a prominent scientist who is making an impact in the fields of Ocean Sciences or Biogeosciences with novel field or laboratory measurements and to create opportunities for AGU members to interact with well-known and accomplished scientists and peers by sponsoring an annual lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting, alternating between the Biogeosciences and Ocean Sciences sections.

The Lecture will be given in even years in Ocean Sciences and in odd years in Biogeosciences at the Fall Meeting. The first OS Reeburgh Lecture was presented at the 2016 Fall Meeting.

Nominations for the OS version of the award are closed until early 2020.

Award Criteria & Nomination Requirements.

Past Awardees

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award is given to a member of the Ocean Sciences Section in recognition of significant contributions to and promise in the ocean sciences. The awardee must be in the first ten post-doctoral degree years of their career. One award will be given at the Fall Meeting every other year, beginning in 2002. The award will include a grant for travel to AGU meetings funded by the contributions of members of the Ocean Sciences Section. The award consists of a certificate; travel support, funded by the contributions of AGU Ocean Sciences section members, to attend the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year; and an Eos announcement.

Nominations closed until early 2019.

For more information, please contact Eileen Hofmann, chair of the OS Honors and Recognition Committee.

Nomination Criteria

Past Awardees

Ocean Sciences Award

Established in 1982, the Ocean Sciences Award is presented in alternate years. Initially it was awarded for outstanding service to the ocean sciences. In 2013 the scope of this award was changed to reward outstanding leadership or service to the ocean sciences.

Nominations closed until early 2019.

Nomination Criteria.

Past Awardees

  • Douglas C. Webb, 2017 (photo)
  • Don Rice, 2015 (photoEric Lindstrom, 2013
  • Jim Swift, 2011
  • Reiner Schlitzer, 2010
  • H. Lawrence Clark, 2008
  • Worth Nowlin, 2006
  • Bilal Haq, 2004
  • Thomas Kinder, 2004
  • Richard B. Lambert, Jr., 1999
  • Polly A. Penhale, 1997
  • Donald F. Heinrichs, 1996
  • Mary Hope Katsouros, 1996
  • Robert Heinmiller, 1995
  • Neil R. Andersen, 1994
  • Nicholas Paul Fofonoff, 1989
  • John A. Knauss, 1988
  • Gordon R. Hamilton, 1987
  • J. Michael Hall, 1986
  • Curtis A. Collins, 1985
  • W. Stanley Wilson, 1984
  • Wayne V. Burt, 1984
  • Feenan D. Jennings, 1984
  • Robert E. Wall, 1983
  • Richard C. Vetter, 1983
  • Eugene C. LaFond. 1982

Voyager Award

Established in 2013, the goal of this award is to recognize significant contributions in the ocean sciences within 10 to 20 years post-degree, including, for example, the awardee’s research impact, innovative interdisciplinary work, educational accomplishments (mentoring), societal impact, or other relevant contributions, and to acknowledge that the awardee shows exceptional promise for continued leadership in ocean sciences. It is awarded bi-annually and presented at the Oceans Section Luncheon/Reception of the Fall Meeting every other year.

Nominees must be a member or affiliate of the AGU Ocean Sciences Section.

Award Criteria & Nomination Requirements.

Nominations can be submitted using Fluid Review (AGU login required). Please also send a copy to Eileen Hofmann. For more information, please contact Eileen Hofmann, chair of the OS Honors and Recognition Committee.

Past Awardees

Outstanding Student Presentation Award