The Walter Munk Medal

Awarded in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea


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.

The award consists of a medal designed by Judith Munk, a commemorative lapel pin, and a certificate bearing the signature of the president of The Oceanography Society.



The deadline for nominations for the next award is October 31, 2019. Submit All nomination materials to:


To be eligible for nomination, the recipient’s work must be directly related to the areas of physical oceanography, ocean acoustic, or marine geophysics.

Nomination Procedure

The master nominator serves as the point of contact. Submission of materials in electronic format is required. > More

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