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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Maurice Ewing Medal is given annually to one honoree in recognition of significant original contributions to the ocean sciences which includes for the advancement of oceanographic engineering, technology, and instrumentation and/or outstanding service to the marine sciences.
The Ewing Medal is jointly sponsored with the United States Navy and is named in honor of Maurice Ewing, who made significant contributions to deep-sea exploration.
AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Maurice Ewing Medal will receive an engraved medal, as well as the following benefits with the honor:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
Nominees: The nominee should be a senior scientist, but is not required to be an active AGU member. They should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
Nominators: Nominators must be active AGU members and in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy. Duplicate nominations for the same individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.
Supporters: Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members but must be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
Ewing medalists are evaluated based on significant original contributions to the ocean sciences. Their contributions for the advancement of oceanographic engineering, technology, and instrumentation, and/or outstanding service to the marine sciences also considered.
Year of honor
Maureen E. Raymo
Nicklas G. Pisias
Donald W. Forsyth
Peter George Brewer
Russ E. Davis
John Andrews Whitehead
William J. Jenkins
Marcia Kemper McNutt
G. Michael Purdy
Francois M. M. Morel
Bruce A. Warren
Gerard C. Bond
Richard G. Fairbanks
Joseph L. Reid
Arnold L. Gordon
Richard P. Von Herzen
Karl K. Turekian
Walter C. Pitman III
John A. Orcutt
Charles S. Co
Charles David Keeling
Carl I. Wunsch
Wolfgang H. Berger
William Jason Morgan
Kenneth O. Emery
Xavier Le Pichon
Fred Noel Spiess
John I. Ewing
J. Tuzo Wilson
Wallace Smith Broecker
Walter H. Munk
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