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Inaugural Winner of Walter Munk Scholar Award

Alfredo Giron Walter Munk scholar

At the OCEANS 2019 Marseille conference in France, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans announced their establishment of the Walter Munk Scholar Award. The newly created award honors Walter Munk’s legacy of daring exploration and discovery through ocean science and technology research, as well as his dedication to ocean education and conservation. Munk authored more than 200 scientific research

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World-Renowned Oceanographer, Scientist Walter Munk Dies at 101

Walter Munk, who gave the allies a strategic edge in WWII, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8, 2019 at his home in La Jolla, California. He was 101. As a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, Munk made groundbreaking observations of waves, ocean

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Pioneering Oceanographer Honored By Navy, American Geophysical Union

By Warren Duffie Jr., ONR For his work in the establishment of a new scientific field, Dr. Nicklas Pisias received the Maurice Ewing Medal, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Navy and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Pisias, a professor emeritus at Oregon State University, accepted the award at the AGU fall meeting in December 2018. Named after Dr. Maurice Ewing,

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