Awards and Honors

Prince Albert I Medal

The Prince Albert I Medal is an award offered by the Foundation Rainier III of Monaco to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the enhancement and advancement of the physical and/or chemical sciences of the oceans. It is awarded every two years to a most prominent scientist chosen by a specially appointed IAPSO Award Committee. One year prior to each IAPSO Assembly, the Secretary General of IAPSO will call for nominations for the award. Nominations must be sent to the Secretary General within three months after the announcement.

The call for nominations for the Prince Albert I Medal 2019 is open from 7 July to 6 October, 2018. 

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The Prince Albert I Medal


Eugene LaFond Medal

The Eugene LaFond Medal shall be awarded to an ocean scientist from a developing country making a presentation (poster or oral) in a IAPSO-sponsored or co-sponsored symposium at the IUGG or IAPSO assemblies.

The Eugene LaFond Medal 2019 will be awarded at the next IUGG General Assembly, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, July 8 - 18, 2019.

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The Eugene LaFond Medal


 IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal

This award honours Early Career Scientists for their outstanding research in the physical or chemical sciences of the oceans, and for their cooperation in international research. The IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal is presented by the IAPSO President, every two years, at the biannual IAPSO Assembly, where the Awardee will be expected to give a talk on a scientific topic of their choice. Financial assistance to attend the Assembly will be available.

The 2019 Medal will be awarded during the IUGG General Assembly which will be held in Montreal, Canada, 8 – 18 , July 2019.

The call for nominations is open from 1 October to 30 December, 2018.

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The IAPSO ECS Medal