Honors

Recognizing Excellence

Medals

The Walter Munk Medal is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for extraordinary accomplishments and novel insights in the area of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics. > More

The Wallace S. Broecker Medal is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for extraordinary accomplishments and novel insights in the areas of marine geoscience, chemical oceanography, or paleoceanography. > More

The Mary Sears Medal is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for extraordinary accomplishments and novel insights in the areas of biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine ecology. > More

Awards

The Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for having significantly advanced our knowledge of how light interacts with the ocean. > More

The TOS Early Career Award is given biennially to up to three individual ocean scientists for having demonstrated extraordinary scientific excellence and potential to shape the future of oceanography. > More

The TOS Mentoring Award is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for excellence and/or innovation in mentoring the next generation of ocean scientists. > More

Fellows

TOS Fellows are 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. > More

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