Mary Sears Medal

Awarded in Recognition of Extraordinary Accomplishments and Novel Insights in the Areas of Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology, or Marine Ecology

MEET THE RECIPIENT

The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Jane Lubchenco has been selected as the first recipient of the Mary Sears Medal.

2020 Mary Sears Medal Recipient: Dr. Jane Lubchenco

The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Jane Lubchenco has been selected as the first recipient of the Mary Sears Medal. This honor recognizes Professor Lubchenco’s exceptional leadership and original contributions to research on biodiversity, rocky seashore ecology, and solutions to restore ocean health and sustainable fisheries. In addition to being a renowned educator and among the most highly cited and most influential marine scientists in the world, Dr. Lubchenco served as Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She later served in the US Department of State as the first Science Envoy for the Ocean. 

Dr. Lubchenco will receive the Mary Sears Medal during the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. She will also present a lecture during the society awards plenary session on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

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