No. 50 - ECS Medal Winner 2023 and other medal announcements

No. 50 - ECS Medal Winner 2023 and other medal announcements

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To: National Correspondents, EC members and other IAPSO Scientists  
From: Stefania Sparnocchia, IAPSO Secretary General

Date: 7 March, 2023

Open Letter

1. Early Career Scientist Medal winner 2023

2. Prince Albert I Medal 2023 - reminder

3. Eugene LaFond Medal 2023 - reminder

4. Contacting IAPSO


1.Early Career Scientist Medal winner 2023

The IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal honours Early Career Scientists for their outstanding research in the physical or chemical sciences of the oceans, and for their cooperation in international research.

The committee on awarding IAPSO Early Career Scientist (ECS) medals 2023 has received excellent nominations for the disciplines Physics. After careful consideration the following awardee is selected


The 2023 IAPSO Early Career Scientist medallist in physical oceanography is Dr. Malte F. Stuecker (University of Hawai Ľi at MńĀnoa, USA) for his fundamental contributions to understanding the dynamics of tropical climate variability, its interactions with other parts of the climate system, and elucidating the spatial patterns of climate change.


2. Prince Albert I medal 2023 - reminder


The Prince Albert I Medal is an award offered by the Foundation Rainier III of Monaco to a most prominent scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the enhancement and advancement of the physical and/or chemical sciences of the oceans. 


The Call for nominations for the recipient of the Prince Albert Medal for the year 2023 is open until 31 March, 2023. Read the call.


3. Eugene LaFond Medal 2023 - reminder


The Eugene LaFond Medal is awarded to an ocean scientist from a developing country making a presentation (poster or oral) in an IAPSO-sponsored or co-sponsored symposium at the IUGG or IAPSO assemblies. 


Next meeting at which the LaFond Medal will be awarded is the IUGG 2023 General Assembly in Berlin, Germany, 11-20 July 2023.


Prospective candidates are invited to identify their presentation as being eligible for the LaFond Medal. This is done by sending an email, including a brief CV describing their education and research activities, to the IAPSO Secretary General ( and copied to the President ( Please specify in the email the title of the presentation, the symposium in which it will be presented, and in what form (oral or poster).


Applications must be submitted before the start of IUGG 2023.


4. Contacting IAPSO


The Secretary-General is the main point of contact for all matters concerning IAPSO.

Dr. Stefania Sparnocchia

CNR - Istituto di Scienze Marine

Area Science Park - Basovizza - Edificio Q2

Strada Statale 14 - Km. 163.5

I-34149 Trieste, Italy






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