Walter Munk Medal
AWARDED IN RECOGNITION OF DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEAN ACOUSTICS, OR MARINE GEOPHYSICS
MEET THE RECIPIENT
The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Larry Mayer has been selected as the first recipient of the Munk Medal.
2020 Walter Munk Medal Recipient: Dr. Larry Mayer
The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Larry Mayer, Professor and Director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire, has been selected as the first recipient of the Munk Medal. Dr. Mayer’s scientific research, along with the many widely used technologies and software tools that he’s been involved in developing, have transformed a number of areas of ocean science, from marine geophysics, to paleoceanography, to marine archaeology. Dr. Mayer has been influential in defining the international efforts to map the world ocean by 2030, and is known and appreciated for the outstanding mentoring of graduate students and postdocs over the course of his exemplary career.
Dr. Mayer received the Munk Medal during The Oceanography Society Awards Ceremony on February 18, 2020, which took place in conjunction with the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California.