Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership
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Career Stage
Middle Career
Award Type
Section Award
Of Note
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2013

Recognizing Significant Achievements in Geodesy

The Ivan I. Mueller Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership is presented annually and recognizes significant achievements in service to, or leadership in, the geodesy community by a mid-career or senior scientist. This award is named in honor of past AGU Fellow and AGU Smith medalist, Ivan I. Mueller, for his contributions to international programs that advanced geodesy over the past 50 years.

The Mueller Award encompasses all areas of geodesy, including exceptional performance in fieldwork; the development and maintenance of major software systems; leadership in scientific initiatives, education, and public outreach; as well as other service and leadership achievements. This award is presented during the AGU Fall Meeting.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • Award plaque
  • Recognition in Eos
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Ticket to the Geodesy section event at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

About the Geodesy Section

Geodesy is a branch of geophysics that studies the geometrical, structural, and gravitational properties of the Earth,their time evolution, and the dynamic interactions of the solid Earth with other physical components of the Earth system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and the core), at a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Geodesists also study the corresponding topics for other planets in the solar system.

AGU’s Geodesy Section is proud to contribute to this heritage over the decades, in providing services and fostering interactions among geodesists as well as between colleagues in other disciplines.


The nominee must be:
  • an active AGU member
  • primarily or secondarily affiliated with the Geodesy section
  • an early to mid-career scientist
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Nominators are not required to be AGU members.
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Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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