Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award

Awarded in Recognition of Contributions Made to the Advancement of Our Knowledge of the Nature and Consequences of Light in the Ocean

ABOUT

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.

Submission

The next nomination deadline is March 31, 2020

Eligibility

The nominee’s work must deal directly with the processes governing the interaction of light with the ocean and/or the consequences of such interactions. More

Nomination Procedure

The lead nominator serves as the point of contact. All nomination materials are submitted via the online submission system. > More

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