TOS Fellows Program

Recognizing Individuals Who Have Attained Eminence in Oceanography Through Their Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Oceanography or Its Applications During a Substantial Period of Years

2020 TOS FELLOW: Edward R. Urban Jr.

For over 30 years of outstanding and sustained contributions to ocean sciences through extraordinary service and leadership in the US and international oceanographic research community

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Edward R. Urban Jr. for being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Urban’s certificate recognizes him for over 30 years of outstanding and sustained contributions to ocean sciences through extraordinary service and leadership in the U.S. and international oceanographic research community.

The Selection Committee noted in particular Dr. Urban’s efforts, primarily in the areas of service and strategic development of the field along with extra effort toward internationalization of science programs through SCOR and capacity building in developing countries, are exemplary, and highly valued by The Oceanography Society.

Dr. Urban received his M.S. in marine studies in 1982 from the University of Delaware, an M.B.A. in general business administration from the University of Delaware in 1986, and a Ph.D. in applied ocean science/marine studies from the University of Delaware in 1989. Urban served as a Staff Officer at the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Research Council (NRC) from 1989 to 2000, assisting NRC committees to produce more than 20 NRC reports. Urban then served as the Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) from 2000–2020. He now serves as the project manager for the SCOR/POGO International Quiet Ocean Experiment and assists with the SCOR Committee on Capacity Building.

Photo credit: Ed Urban

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