A.G. HUNTSMAN AWARD

FOR EXCELLENCE

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The sterling silver medal

 

 

1980 inaugural award recipients (left to right):

Dan McKenzie (UK)

Ramon Margalef (Spain)

Henry Stommel (USA)

The A.G. Huntsman Award

was 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.

 

The A.G. Huntsman Award was established through principal contributions from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

 

The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia is Honorary Patron of the A.G. Huntsman Award.

 

The A.G. Huntsman Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin Halpern has been selected as the winner of the 2016 A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in the Marine Sciences.  

Dr. Halpern is the Director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara.  He is also Chair in Marine Conservation at Imperial College London and serves as the Director of the Center for Marine Assessment and Planning (CMAP) at UC Santa Barbara.  He has been the lead scientist for the Ocean Health Index project.

The award ceremony will take place at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography on November 17, 2016.  Dr. Halpern will speak on opportunities and challenges for aquaculture to feed the planet.