Nils Gunnar Jerlov AwardFor 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 next nomination deadline is March 31, 2020.