A.G. Huntsman Award is presented annually by the Royal Society of Canada
to recognize excellence of research and outstanding contributions to
marine sciences. Until 2013, the A.G. Huntsman Award had been presented in
one of three categories on a rotating basis: Marine Geoscience, Physical/Chemical
Oceanography, or Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Science.
Recognizing there is often a considerable degree of overlap among these
fields of study, more recent awards have no such categorical distinction
and are simply awarded for excellence in marine sciences. The intent is
not to exclude candidates that focus on single disciplines, but to
acknowledge that some research defies such categorization, since it spans
multiple disciplines. The overarching aim is to find and recognize truly
exceptional marine scientists.
A.G. Huntsman Medal is awarded to those men and women, of any nationality,
who have had and still have a significant influence on the course of
marine scientific thought according to the following criteria:
for unequalled excellence in their respective fields;
for the influence of their work on the course of scientific thought in
their respective fields; and
for their continuing and current activities at the forefront of their
As a guideline, nominees whose research
career to date is generally no more than 30 years since PhD was conferred are
being sought. Discretion can be used for any outstanding nomination.
list of previous awardees is on the Laureates page.