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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize is given annually to an early-career or early mid-career scientist in recognition of outstanding, transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling.
The Taira Prize is generously funded through the International Ocean DISCOVERY Program and is given in partnership between AGU and the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). It is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting.
The prize was named after Dr. Asahiko Taira of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Dr. Taira has more than 40 years of experience in geological research and previously served as an associate professor at Kochi University, as well as a professor at the University of Tokyo. His work has been published in more than 200 American and Japanese publications.
AGU and JpGU are proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize will receive an engraved crystal award as well as the following benefits:
To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and Taira Prize Committee members, review AGU’s Honors 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.
The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes has been extended until 1 June. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.
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