THE MUNK AWARD
Awarded in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea
The Walter Munk Award is granted jointly by The Oceanography Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. Recipients are selected based on their:
The award consists of a medal designed by Judith Munk, a commemorative lapel pin, and a certificate bearing the signatures of the Chief of Naval Research and the President of The Oceanography Society.
Nominations must consist of:
The nominations deadline for the next award is March 31, 2014. All nominations should be submitted either as MS Word or Adobe PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 MUNK AWARD
Dr. William Kuperman
Dr. William Kuperman, Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Marine Physical Laboratory of the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been selected as the 2011 recipient the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.
Dr Kuperman's achievements were noted in a letter supporting his nomination:
Bill Kuperman is at the forefront of a revolution in our understanding of wave scattering physics. This revolution is changing such diverse fields as medical imaging, seismology and oceanography. Practitioners now use chaotic scattering fields as coherent lenses and random noises as coherent sources. Complex propagation environments that once confounded the interpretation of received signals are now are said to "enrich their information content." Bill and colleagues have discovered how to extract this information and are opening new avenues for the remote sensing of the ocean. For oceanographers, the benefits of this revolution are just emerging.
2011: William Kuperman