Willi Dansgaard Award

Basic Information

Dr. Willi Dansgaard (1922-2011) was a pioneer and one of the most noted scientists in paleoclimate. He was widely recognized as the father of modern-day water isotope studies, including discoveries of abrupt climate change events in the Greenland ice cores.

The goal of the Dansgaard Award is to recognize significant contributions in the PP focus group within 8 to 20 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 or paleoclimatology.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

For significant contributions in the PP focus group within 8 to 20 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 or paleoclimatology.

AWARD INCLUDES

  • Award certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invited presentation in the general PP contributions session at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • 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: Mid-Career