TOS Honors Program

About

One of the most meaningful aspects of being a member of The Oceanography Society (TOS) is the opportunity to recognize and celebrate our colleagues’ accomplishments. Please take this opportunity to recognize a colleague, mentor, team, or peer for their exceptional achievements and contributions to the ocean sciences. TOS strives to promote diversity among nominees for TOS Honors. We encourage you to also review the information contained on the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page.

The new awardees are recognized at the TOS event during the Ocean Sciences Meeting and receive a certificate. The announcement of selection is disseminated via TOS News and social media and Oceanography magazine.

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021

Honors Committees

We are seeking volunteers to serve on the TOS Honors Nomination and Selection Committees. Learn more

View the Nomination and Selection Committees’ Terms of Reference and committee membership here.

Medals

Walter Munk Medal

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 

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021

Wallace S. Broecker Medal

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021

Mary Sears Medal

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021

Awards

Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2021

TOS Early Career Award

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2022

TOS Mentoring Award

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

Nomination Deadline: October 31, 2022

TOS Ocean Observing Team Award

The TOS Ocean Observing Team Award is given biennially to a team for innovation and excellence in sustained ocean observing for scientific and practical applications. > More

Nomination Deadline: October 30, 2022

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