Honors Search

Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth or Ocean Sciences

For completing significant work that shows the focus and premise of making outstanding contributions to research in Earth and space sciences.


Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science

For completing significant work that shows the focus and premise of making outstanding contributions to research in Earth and space sciences.


Ambassador Award

In recognition for outstanding contributions to the following area(s): societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool.


Athelstan Spilhaus Award

For enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences, through devoting portions of their career conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences.


Charles S. Falkenberg Award

In recognition of an early to mid-career researcher or data scientist who through creative and influential use of Earth science data and information has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities, and stewardship of the planet, and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.


David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – News

For journalistic excellence in news stories on the Earth and space sciences that make information about those sciences accessible and interesting to the general public


Edward A. Flinn III Award

For an individual or small group who personifies the Union’s motto of unselfish cooperation in research through their facilitating, coordinating and implementing activities.


Excellence in Geophysical Education Award

For a sustained commitment to excellence in Earth and space science education by a team, individual, or group.


International Award

For making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations.


Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism

To recognize a science journalist or a team of journalists who have made significant, lasting, and consistent contributions to accurate reporting or writing on the Earth and space sciences for the general public.


Science for Solutions Award

For significant contributions in the application and use of the Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems.


Waldo E. Smith Award

For extraordinary service to geophysics.


Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism–Features

For journalistic excellence in feature stories on the Earth and space sciences that make information about those sciences accessible and interesting to the general public


William Kaula Award

For unselfish service to the scientific community through extraordinary dedication to, and exceptional efforts on behalf of the Union's publications program.