A.G. HUNTSMAN AWARD
established in 1980 by the Canadian marine science community to recognize
excellence of research and outstanding contributions to marine sciences.
It is presented by the Royal Society of Canada. The award honours marine
scientists of any nationality who have had and continue to have a
significant influence on the course of marine scientific thought. The
Award is named in honour of Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman (1883– 1973), a
pioneer Canadian oceanographer and fishery biologist.
A.G. Huntsman Award was established through initial principal
contributions from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources
Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Association of
Petroleum Producers. Additional endowment was later granted
from the LiFT Family Fund through Gift Funds Canada.
Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is Honorary Patron of the A.G. Huntsman
2020 A.G. Huntsman Medal will be awarded to John Charles
Marshall in recognition of his extraordinary ability to
combine physical reasoning with analytical and numerical
investigations which have led to major contributions in many
areas of physical oceanography, the interaction of the ocean
with the atmosphere, and the role of the ocean in climate.
Marshall is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in the USA. He has broad interests in climate and
the general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans. His
research is directed at understanding the cause of the general
circulation of the oceans, its interaction with the atmosphere
and its role in the global climate and climate change.
2020 award ceremony and distinguished public lecture will take
place in November under the patronage of the Lieutenant
Governor of Nova Scotia. Details will be announced at a later