THE MUNK AWARD
Awarded in Recognition of Distinguished Research
About the Award
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. Since 1993, The Oceanography Society has presented this award to recognize:
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, 2017. All nominations should be submitted either as MS Word or Adobe PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 MUNK AWARD
2013 Award — W. Steven Holbrook
Dr. W. Steven Holbrook is Professor of Geophysics, University of Wyoming, and Adjunct Scientist, Physical Oceanography Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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 Award — William Kuperman
Dr. William Kuperman, Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Marine Physical Laboratory of the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been selected as the 2011 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.
2009 Award — James F. Lynch
James F. Lynch of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was honored as the latest recipient of the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. Dr. Lynch was recognized for his achievements during ceremonies held on October 27 and 28, 2009, at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to receiving an engraved medal and lapel pin designed by Judith Munk, Dr. Lynch received a certificate signed by the Secretary of the Navy and The Oceanography Society President. The certificate includes the following citation:
The United States Navy and The Oceanography Society present The Walter Munk Award to James F. Lynch, for improving the understanding of oceanographic processes that affect acoustic signals in shallow water, for the development of acoustical methods for measuring these processes, and for leadership of and service to the US ocean acoustics community.
Dr. Lynch will also be recognized during activities at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon.
2006 Award — Peter F. Worcester
2003 Award — H. Thomas Rossby
2001 Award — Robert C. Spindel
1999 Award — Robert Pinkel
1997 Award — Stephen A. Thorpe
1996 Award — Leonid M. Brekhovskikh
1994 Award — David M. Farmer
1993 Award — Walter Munk