All Honors

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 A. Whitten Medal

For outstanding achievement in research on the form and dynamics of the Earth and planets.


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.


Climate Communication Prize

For communication of climate science.


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


Devendra Lal Memorial Medal

In recognition of outstanding Earth and/or space sciences research by a scientist belonging to and working in a developing nation.


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.


Harry H. Hess Medal

For outstanding achievements in research on the constitution and evolution of the Earth and other planets.


Inge Lehmann Medal

For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core.


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.


James B. Macelwane Medal

For significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.


John Adam Fleming Medal

For original research and technical leadership in geomagnetism, atmospheric electricity, aeronomy, space physics, and/or related sciences.


Maurice Ewing Medal

For significant contributions to the ocean sciences.


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.


Robert E. Horton Medal

For outstanding contributions to hydrology.


Roger Revelle Medal

For outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences, atmosphere-ocean coupling, atmosphere-land coupling, biogeochemical cycles, climate or related aspects of the Earth system.


Science for Solutions Award

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


The Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize

In recognition of outstanding transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling.


Waldo E. Smith Award

For extraordinary service to geophysics.



Walter H. Bucher Medal

For original contributions to the basic knowledge of the crust and lithosphere of Earth and/or other planetary bodies.


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 Bowie Medal

For outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics and for demonstrated unselfish cooperation in research.


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.