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Cesare Emiliani Lecture

Information on the Lecture

The Cesare Emiliani Lecture is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of paleoceanography. The Emiliani Lecture honors the life and work of the renowned paleoceanographer and the lecture presenter is chosen jointly by the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section and the Ocean Sciences section.

The Emiliani Lecture is presented at the Ocean Sciences section luncheon during the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Cesare Emiliani Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1
    Lecture certificate
  • 2
    Recognition in Eos
  • 3
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 4
    Complimentary meeting registration the year the lecture is presented
  • 5
    An invitation to present the Emiliani Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 6
    Complimentary ticket to the Ocean Sciences section luncheon at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

All Section Named Lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections have the flexibility to adopt what process will best serve their communities in seeking their lecture recipients.

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Emiliani Lecture Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

 

  • The nominee is not required to be an active AGU member.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section and the Ocean Sciences section leadership;
    • Emiliani Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
  • Multiple nominators for a single candidate are encouraged to collaborate on the nomination package.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section and the Ocean Sciences section leadership;
    • Emiliani Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology section and the Ocean Sciences section leadership;
    • Emiliani Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Lecture Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the lecture nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.

 

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria. It should include details about significant contributions to the field of paleoceanography. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • One additional letter of support. Supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required and letterhead is preferred. We encourage letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.

Submission process

Nominations for the Cesare Emiliani Lecture are being accepted. Please submit your nomination package or Emiliani Lecture inquiries to Ingrid Hendy, Emiliani Lecture chair.
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Past recipients

 

Name

Year of honor

Hai Cheng  2019 

Jean Lynch-Stieglitz

2018

Thomas F. Stocker

2017

Bette Otto-Bliesner

2016

Alan Mix

2015

Peter deMenocal

2014

Howard Spero

2013

Richard Zeebe

2012

Harry Elderfield

2011

D.A. Hodell

2010

Delia Oppo

2009

Christina Ravelo

2008

David Lea

2007

Jim Zachos

2006

Maureen Raymo

2005

Lonnie G. Thompson

2004

William F. Ruddiman

2003

Richard Alley

2002

Wallace S. Broecker

2001

James P. Kennett

2000

Nicholas J. Shackleton

1999

 

Honors Contacts

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Robert Rader

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7418 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Antonio Covington

Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

202-777-7484 | [email protected]