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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Harald Sverdrup Lecture is presented biennially in even-numbered years and recognizes outstanding contributions to, as well as unselfish promotion of cooperation in, atmospheric and oceanographic research. This lecture was named in honor of the life and work of the geophysicist, Harald Sverdrup.
The Sverdrup Lecture is also a part of the Bowie Lecture Series, established in 1989 to commemorate the 50th presentation of the William Bowie medal, AGU's highest honor. The Bowie medal is named in honor of AGU's first president and Sverdrup was a recipient of the medal.
The Sverdrup Lecture is presented at both the AGU Fall Meeting and the Ocean Sciences section meeting.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Harald Sverdrup Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
Recognition in Eos
Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
Complimentary meeting registration the year the lecture is presented
An invitation to present the Sverdrup Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
Complimentary ticket to the Ocean Sciences section luncheon at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Ocean Sciences Honors Committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
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:
Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the lecture nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking the lecture recipients. Your nomination package for the Sverdrup Lecture must contain the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.
Year of honor
Alice L. Alldredge
Michael J. McPhaden
Michael S. McCartney
Kenneth S. Johnson
Director, Engagement and Membership
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Program Manager, Honors
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Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures
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