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Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and The Sea
Due September - bi-annually

1. Background - This award is named in honor of Walter Munk, a pioneer researcher in oceanography. He contributed greatly to the DoN's knowledge of oceanography and it's application to naval operations. It is designed to recognize and reward distinguished achievement related to sound and the sea.

2. Award consists of a medal and certificate signed by the Secretary of the Navy and the President of the Oceanography Society. The award will be presented not more than once a year, in joint sponsorship with the Oceanography Society, to a distinguished ocean scientist.

3. Eligibility - Nomination is open to anyone meeting criteria.

4. Criteria - In keeping with Professor Munk's contributions to ocean science, the award will be granted on the basis of:

a. Significant original contributions to the understanding of physical ocean processes related to sound and the sea;

b. Significant original contributions to the application of acoustic methods to that understanding and/or

c. Outstanding service that fosters research in ocean science and instrumentation contributing to the above.

5. Procedures - Nomination must be submitted through directorate chains to the Incentive Award Administrator (Code 1830). Nomination format is available upon request to Code 1830.

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