Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography

The Acoustical Society of America announces the availability of a prize to honor continuing research accomplishments of young and mid- career scientists in Acoustical Oceanography.

Consideration will be given to individuals whose work demonstrates the candidate's effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea.

For the purposes of this Prize, research based solely on computer models will not be accepted as a substitute for ocean experiments or effective, small-scale laboratory models and experiments.

The applicant or nominee need not be a member of the Acoustical Society of America.

Medwin Prize Recipients:

 

 

2013

Dr. Philippe Roux
Institute of Earth Sciences (ISterre), University Joseph Fourier — Grenoble, France


In 2013, the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to Philippe Roux of ISterre, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, for his research on acoustical tomography in shallow water. Dr. Roux presented the AO Prize Lecture at the Montreal Meeting entitled "Acoustical tomography in the shallow water ocean: Dream or reality?"

 


2012

Dr. John Colosi
Department of Oceanography, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences — Monterey, CA


In 2012, the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to John Colosi of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, for his research on ocean internal waves as they relate to sound fluctuations in the sea. Dr. Colosi presented the AO Prize Lecture at the Kansas Meeting: "The problem of sound propagation through the fluctuating ocean and the interplay between ocean acoustics and physical oceanography".

 


2011

Dr. Aaron Thode
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego — San Diego, CA


In 2011, the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to Aaron Thode of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, for his research on marine mammal acoustics. Dr. Thode presented the AO Prize Lecture (Seattle Meeting) entitled, "Skipping stones along the boundary between marine mammal acoustics and acoustical oceanography".

 


2009

Dr. Martin Siderius
Portland State Univeristy, NEAR-Lab — Portland, OR


In 2009, the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to Martin Siderius of Portland State University, Portland OR, for his research on geoacoustic inversion, ambient noise, and acoustic communications. Dr. Siderius presented the AO Prize Lecture (Portland Meeting) entitled, “Seabed characterization and model based processing: Past, present, and future”.

 


2008

Dr. Mark V. Trevorrow
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences — Canada


In 2008, the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanograpy was awarded to Mark Treverrow of the Defence R&D Canada, Dartmouth, NS Canada. Dr. Trevorrow presented the AO Prize Lecture (Paris Meeting) entitled, “The use of moored inverted echosounders for monitoring near-surface processes”.

 


2007

Dr. Brian Dushaw
University of Washington, Applied Physical Laboratory — Seattle, WA


The 2007 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to Brian Dushaw of the University of Washington, Applied Physical Laboratory, Seattle, for his research on acoustic tomography to measure temperature change in the ocean. Dr. Dushaw presented the AO Prize Lecture (Salt Lake City Meeting) entitled, “The recent history of our understanding of low-mode internal tides in the ocean.”

 


2006

Dr. John Horne
University of the Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science — Seattle, WA


The 2006 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was awarded to John Horne of the University of the Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, Seattle, “for research on the acoustic identification of fish species and applications to fisheries resource management.” Dr. Horne presented a highly entertaining Medwin Prize Lecture (Providence Meeting) entitled “Acoustic species identification: When biology collides with physics.”

 

2005

Dr. Svein Vagle
Institute of Ocean Sciences in Victoria — Canada


Dr. Vagle was selected as the as the recipient of the 2005 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Prize for “development of experimental techniques to probe the upper ocean boundary layer.” His Medwin Prize Lecture (Vancouver Meeting) was titled “Acoustic explorations of the upper ocean boundary layer.”

 

2004

Dr. Stan Dosso
University of Victoria — Canada


Dr. Dosso was selected as the recipient of the 2004 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Prize for “the development of non-linear methods for geoacoustic inversion and acoustic localization.” His Medwin Prize Lecture (New York Meeting) was titled “Ocean acoustic inversion for seabed geoacoustic properties.”

 

2003

Dr. Jeffrey A. Nystuen
Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington — Seattle, WA


Dr. Nystuen was selected as the recipient of the 2003 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Prize for the development and effective use of measurements of underwater sound generated by rain to determine rainfall rate and type at sea. He received the Prize and gave the Medwin Prize lecture at the spring 2003 ASA meeting in Nashville entitled "The sound of rainfall at sea."

 

2002

Dr. Bruce Cornuelle
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego — San Diego, CA


Dr. Cornuelle was selected as the recipient of the 2002 Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography from the Acoustical Society of America. He received the Prize and gave the Medwin Prize lecture at the spring 2002 ASA meeting in Pittsburgh. His citation reads: "for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical processes in the sea " and gave the prize lecture "Ocean tomography, inverse methods, and broadband ocean acoustics"

 

2001

Timothy G. Leighton
Institute of sound and Vibration Research, Southampton University — UK


Dr. Leighton received the first Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography at the 2001 meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale. He was awarded the prize "for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical processes and parameters in the sea, particularly ocean bubbles." and gave a prize lecture titled "Surf zone bubble spectrometry: The role of the acoustic cross section"