Nanne Weber Early Career Award

Basic Information

The Nanne Weber Early Career Award is designed to recognize an early-career scientist (within 10 yrs post PhD) in the PP section of AGU. While the PP group has means of recognizing the achievements of both mid-career scientists (Dansgaard Award) and senior scientists (Union Fellow, Emiliani Lecture), the outstanding achievements of early-career scientists are currently under- appreciated. It is worth noting that there is a compelling need to recognize a larger diversity of scientists in the AGU awards system, and addressing this recognition gap will facilitate the development of more diverse candidates to be eligible for more senior awards.

Dr. Nanne Weber (1959-2011) was an internationally recognized leader in paleoclimate modeling. She spent much of her career with the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and was awarded the position of chair at University of Utrecht. She was involved in the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) and was editor of Climate of the Past. She was also a great mentor to her students and early career colleagues, but her career was cut short and she was still very active in research at the time of her death. Her passing several years ago makes the naming of this PP award a timely one.


The goal of the PP Weber Early Career Award is to recognize significant contributions in the PP section within 10 years post-degree, including, for example, the awardee’s research impact, innovative interdisciplinary work, educational accomplishments (mentoring), societal impact, or other relevant contributions, and to acknowledge that the awardee shows exceptional promise for continued leadership in paleoceanography and/or paleoclimatology.


In recognition of sustained and unique contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology research.


  • Award certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Complimentary AGU Fall Meeting Registration during the award presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.

CAREER LEVEL: Early-Career