Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award
For Having Significantly Advanced Our Knowledge of How Light Interacts with 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. The Jerlov Award also seeks to recognize individuals who have additionally made significant contributions toward educating and mentoring students and early career ocean scientists or who have conducted significant interdisciplinary research in ocean science and/or collaborative research with the wider science community.
The awardee receives a bronze medallion, a lapel pin, travel support to attend the Ocean Optics Conference, a one-year complimentary membership in The Oceanography Society, and a cash award. The awardee is also recognized at the banquet during the conference.
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 October 31, 2023.