is a two-step process.
To nominate a candidate, please submit a one page summary briefly
highlighting the contributions of the candidate to all of the three
criteria specified in the right panel. Please also include a short
are welcome for candidates in physical, chemical, geological, biological
and interdisciplinary marine sciences. Self-nominating
letters-of-intent are also welcome at this step.
deadline for receipt of letters-of-intent is March 31, 2018, sent
to the Chair of the Selection Committee.
The Selection Committee will
invite the submission of complete dossiers from a short list of the
letters-of-intent. The dossier will consist of a nomination
form, a full curriculum vitae including publication list, and letters
of support from experts in the nominee's field of research.
Self-nominations will not be considered at this step.
to submit a full dossier will be sent by April 30, 2018. The
deadline for receipt of nomination dossiers is May 31, 2018, sent
to the Chair of the Selection Committee. Letters-of-intent that are not
invited to proceed towards full nomination will not be notified.
Professor Susan Allen
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
of British Columbia
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
list of previous awardees is on the Laureates page.