THE MUNK AWARD
Awarded in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea
The Walter Munk Award is granted jointly by The Oceanography Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. Recipients are selected based on their:
The award consists of a medal designed by Judith Munk, a commemorative lapel pin, and a certificate bearing the signatures of the Secretary of the Navy and the President of The Oceanography Society.
Nominations must consist of:
The nominations deadline for the next award is March 31, 2015. All nominations should be submitted either as MS Word or Adobe PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 MUNK AWARD
Dr. W. Steven Holbrook
Dr. Steve Holbrook has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. Dr. Holbrook will be honored during presentations at the December meeting of the Acoustical Society of America as well as the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February 2014.
The citation for Dr. Holbrook reads as follows:
Steve Holbrook is honored as the father of the new field of "Seismic Oceanography". His use of low frequency seismic reflection profiling to image the water column has provided quantitative and novel insights into the structure and dynamics of internal waves, eddies and mixing processes. With his innate and relentless curiosity, he has provided unprecedented views of the internal workings of the ocean. His generous collegiality has also been a stimulus to the formation of an interdisciplinary seismic oceanography community.
2011: William Kuperman