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
for the 2021 award
AWARD CEREMONY AND LECTURE
2020 A.G. Huntsman Medal was awarded to Dr. John Marshall on
November 24 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.
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