Jerlov AwardAwarded in Recognition of Contributions Made to the Advancement of Our Knowledge of the Nature and Consequences of Light in the Ocean
The Oceanography Society commemorates Dr. Nils Gunnar Jerlov and his many contributions to the study of light in the ocean with an international award, given biennially, to an individual ocean scientist for having significantly advanced our knowledge of how light interacts with the ocean.
Criteria for selecting the Jerlov Award recipient include:
- Sustained (>10 years since first publication), impactful, and innovative and/or transformative contributions to original research in the study of the interaction of light with the ocean and/or the consequences of such interactions
- Outstanding and wide-ranging contributions in educating and mentoring of students and early career scientists in the study of the interaction of light with the ocean and/or the consequences of such interactions, and/or effective communication beyond the ocean sciences community
- Significant interdisciplinary research or education contributions in ocean sciences that extend beyond the traditional study of the interaction of light with the ocean and/or the consequences of such interactions
The award consists of a bronze medallion designed by Judith Munk, a lapel pin, travel support to attend the Ocean Optics Conference, and a cash award.
This award is supported by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Office of Naval Research.
The deadline for nominations for the next award is March 31, 2020.