SCAR Medals

2016

SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research
  • Dr. Robert Dunbar, USA

Rob Dunbar 2016Dr. Dunbar, Professor at Stanford University, California, USA, has contributed many important advances to our knowledge of environmental changes in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean both now and in the past. In addition, SCAR would like to note his particular selfless dedication to scientific investigation, support of early career researchers, ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries and the leadership he has given to the SCAR community.

After receiving the news about his award, Rob commented "Wow wow wow! That is my reaction as this is surprise – a really nice one! I’ve always worked in Antarctica as part of a team, sometimes as a team leader and sometimes as a follower – so any recognition for excellence in Antarctic research is in fact a tribute to lots of people and many programs. What makes me most happy is the recognition for international collaboration and for supporting other scientists – at all levels of experience. We have many scientific grand challenges to be solved in Antarctica, challenges that impact the entire world. We can only meet them by working together as scientists from many nations – and by making sure we have the next generation of Antarctic investigators well-trained, well-funded, and well-prepared.”

SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination
  • Prof. Dr. Heinrich Miller, Germany

Heinz Miller 2016Dr. Miller has an outstanding breadth of expertise and scientific contribution across glaciology, geophysics and applications to ice core research. Of particular note has been his active involvement in SCAR and significant contribution to large-scale international scientific projects, as well as his involvement in the Council of Managers for Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), the Antarctic Treaty, helping link SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and his leadership in and vision for Antarctic science.

After receiving the news about his award, Heinz commented "I feel greatly honoured by receiving the SCAR Medal for International Coordination and I thank those who thought me worthy enough for this award. However, all I have ever done in Antarctic science was just governed by my fascination for science on and around this beautiful continent.”

SCAR President's Medal for Outstanding Achievement (awarded by Prof Jerónimo López-Martínez)
  • Prof. Francisco Hervé, Chile

1 Francisco Herve“Prof. Hervé was selected for his sustained scientific contributions and distinguished career, linked to Antarctica for 50 years and in recognition of his outstanding contributions to knowledge and impact on understanding of Antarctic geological history and its relationships with the Andes and South America. He has also developed and maintained relationships with many institutions and at least 50 scientists from 13 countries, in addition to his exemplary dedication to development of students and postgraduates, with the supervision of more than 93 degree, Master and PhD. thesis. He has served the community from relevant positions in international and Chilean scientific organizations and programmes, including 35 years of participation in SCAR subsidiary bodies. His generous, discrete and kind character, has gained the respect and friendship of numerous scientists around the world. [..]"

To read the full citation from SCAR President Jerónimo López-Martínez and the response from Professor Hervé, please click here.

 

    2014

    SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research
    SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination (joint award)
    In recognition of his extensive contributions to Antarctic science and policy and to SCAR: In recognition of the leadership and vision each has shown through their collaborative and coordination roles in the science community:

    Steven HS portrait 2014

    Chuck HS portrait 2014

    Rasik HS portrait 2014

    Steven L. Chown Mahlon (Chuck) Kennicutt II Rasik Ravindra


    After 2012, the lengthy process of issuing formal citations and expecting formal responses was ended in favour of a simple certificate of recognition.


    2012

    SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research

    SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination

    SCAR President's Medal for Outstanding Achievement (awarded by Chuck Kennicutt)

    2010

    SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research

    SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination (joint award)


    2008

     SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research

    SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination

    SCAR President's Medal for Outstanding Achievement (awarded by Chris Rapley)


    2006

    SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research

    SCAR Medal for International Scientific Coordination

    SCAR President's Medal for Outstanding Achievement (awarded by Jörn Thiede)