Walter Munk Medal

Awarded in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Physical Oceanography, Ocean Acoustics, or Marine Geophysics

ABOUT

The Walter Munk Medal is awarded biennially by The Oceanography Society to an individual ocean scientist for extraordinary accomplishments and novel insights in the area of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics.

Criteria for awarding the Munk Medal include:

  • Sustained (>10 years since first publication), impactful, and innovative and/or transformative contributions to original research in the areas of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics
  • Outstanding and wide-ranging contributions in educating and mentoring of students and early career scientists in the areas of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics, and/or effective communication beyond the ocean sciences community
  • Significant interdisciplinary research or education contributions in ocean sciences that extend beyond the traditional subdisciplines of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics

Submission

The next nomination deadline is October 31, 2019.

Eligibility

The nominee’s work must be directly related to the areas of physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, or marine geophysics. > 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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