A.G. HUNTSMAN AWARD

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Dr. Philip Boyd (L) of the University of Tasmania was presented with the A.G. Huntsman Award by Dr. John Cullen (R), representing the Royal Society of Canada, at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography on December 11, 2015.

 

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 sterling silver medal award

 

 

1980 inaugural award recipients (left to right): Dan McKenzie (UK), Ramon Margalef (Spain), and Henry Stommel (USA)