List of geology awards

This list of geology awards is an index to articles on notable awards for geology, an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology can also include the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite such as Mars or the Moon. The list is organized by region and country of the organization that sponsors the award, but awards are not always restricted to people from that country. See list of earth sciences awards for awards for earth sciences in general, and for other branches of earth science.

AmericasEdit

CanadaEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Canada AAG Gold Medal Association of Applied Geochemists Outstanding scientific achievement in exploration geochemistry[1]
Canada Ambrose Medal Geological Association of Canada Individual for sustained dedicated service to the Canadian earth science community[2]
Canada Bancroft Award Royal Society of Canada Publication, instruction, and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed to public understanding and appreciation of the subject[3]
Canada Barlow Memorial Medal Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Best paper on economic geology published by the Institute[4]
Canada Career Achievement Award Geological Association of Canada Career achievements in the field of volcanology and/or igneous petrology[5]
Canada E. R. Ward Neale Medal Geological Association of Canada Sustained outstanding efforts in sharing earth science with Canadians[6]
Canada J. Tuzo Wilson Medal Canadian Geophysical Union Outstanding contribution to the field of geophysics in Canada[7]
Canada Logan Medal Geological Association of Canada Sustained distinguished achievement in Canadian earth science[8]
Canada R. J. W. Douglas Medal Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Outstanding contributions to the understanding of sedimentary geology in Canada, commending major contributions to regional tectonics, petroleum and structural geology[9]
Canada Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Distinguished service to Canada through exceptional achievement in the field of mining, metallurgy, or geology[10]
Canada W. W. Hutchison Medal Geological Association of Canada Young individual for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research[11]
Canada Willet G. Miller Medal Royal Society of Canada Outstanding research in any branch of the earth sciences[12][13]
Canada Yves Fortier Earth Science Journalism Award Geological Association of Canada Journalist who is a resident of Canada and who has been exceptionally effective in presenting one or more earth science stories[14]

ChileEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Chile Medalla al Mérito “Juan Brüggen” Colegio de Geólogos Merit in geology[15]

United StatesEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
United States Arthur L. Day Medal Geological Society of America Outstanding distinction in contributing to geologic knowledge through the application of physics and chemistry to the solution of geologic problems[16]
United States Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship National Academy of Sciences Scientist making new contributions to the physics of the Earth whose four to six lectures would prove a solid, timely, and useful addition to the knowledge and literature in the field[17]
United States Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal National Academy of Sciences Individual achievement in advancing knowledge of Cambrian or Precambrian life and its history[18]
United States Dana Medal Mineralogical Society of America Outstanding scientific contributions through original research in the mineralogical sciences by an individual in the midst of his or her career[19]
United States F.W. Clarke Medal Geochemical Society Outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry[20]
United States G. K. Gilbert Award Geological Society of America Outstanding contributions to the solution of fundamental problems in planetary geology in the broadest sense, which includes geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, geophysics, geologic mapping, and remote sensing[21]
United States G. K. Warren Prize National Academy of Sciences Distinguished accomplishment in fluviatile geology and closely related aspects of the geological sciences[22]
United States Hayden Memorial Geological Award Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Geology[23]
United States John Wesley Powell Award United States Geological Survey Noteworthy contributions to the objectives and mission of the USGS[24]
United States Kirk Bryan Award Geological Society of America Published paper of distinction advancing the science of geomorphology or Quaternary geology[25]
United States Mary Clark Thompson Medal National Academy of Sciences Important service to geology and paleontology[26]
United States Meinzer Award Geological Society of America Publication or body of publications that have significantly advanced the science of hydrogeology or a closely related field.[27]
United States Penrose Gold Medal Society of Economic Geologists Full career in the performance of unusually original work in the earth sciences[28][29]
United States Penrose Medal Geological Society of America Eminent research in pure geology, for outstanding original contributions or achievements that mark a major advance in the science of geology[30][31]
United States Roebling Medal Mineralogical Society of America Scientific publication of outstanding original research in mineralogy[32]
United States Sidney Powers Memorial Award American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished and outstanding contributions to, or achievements in, petroleum geology[33]
United States Stanley Miller Medal National Academy of Sciences Research on Earth's early development as a planet, including prebiotic chemistry and the origin of life; planetary accretion, differentiation, and tectonics; and early evolution of the atmosphere and oceans[34]
United States Vetlesen Prize Columbia University and G. Unger Vetlesen foundation Scientific achievement resulting in a clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the universe[35][36]
United States William H. Twenhofel Medal Society for Sedimentary Geology Outstanding contributions to sedimentary geology[37]

EuropeEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Denmark Steno Medal Geological Society of Denmark Prominent geologist[38][39]
Europe Houtermans Award European Association of Geochemistry Outstanding contributions to geochemistry made by scientists under 35 years old or within 6 years of their PhD award[40]
Europe Louis Néel Medal European Geosciences Union Outstanding contributions in the application of experimental and theoretical methods of solid state physics to the study of earth sciences[41]
Europe Science Innovation Award European Association of Geochemistry Particularly important and innovative breakthrough in geochemistry[42]
Europe Urey Medal European Association of Geochemistry Outstanding contributions advancing Geochemistry over a career[43]
Germany Albrecht-Penck-Medaille German Quaternary Union Outstanding contributions in the fields of Quaternary science[44]
Germany Gustav Steinmann Medal German Geological Society – Geological Association Outstanding contributions in the fields of geology and earth sciences[45]
Germany Hans Stille Medal German Society for Geosciences Outstanding contributions in the fields of geology and earth sciences[46]
Norway Reusch Medal Norwegian Geological Society Young researchers in recognition of a high-quality treatise on geology[47][48]
United Kingdom Aberconway Medal Geological Society of London Distinction in the practice of geology with special reference to work in industry[49]
United Kingdom Bigsby Medal Geological Society of London Study of American geology[50]
United Kingdom Bolitho Medal Royal Geological Society of Cornwall Notable achievement in geology.[51]
United Kingdom Copley Medal Royal Society Outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science.[52]
United Kingdom Lyell Medal Geological Society of London Significant contributions to soft rock studies[53]
United Kingdom Max Hey Medal Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Research of excellence carried out by young workers[54]
United Kingdom Mineralogical Society-Schlumberger Award Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland Scientific excellence in mineralogy and its applications[55]
United Kingdom Murchison Fund Geological Society of London Researchers under the age of 40 who have contributed substantially to the study of hard rock and tectonic geology[56]
United Kingdom Murchison Medal Geological Society of London Significant contribution to geology by means of a substantial body of research and for contributions to 'hard' rock studies[57]
United Kingdom Prestwich Medal Geological Society of London Advancement of the Science of Geology[58]
United Kingdom Sue Tyler Friedman Medal Geological Society of London Work on the history of geology[59]
United Kingdom William Smith Medal Geological Society of London Outstanding research in applied or economic geology[60]
United Kingdom Wollaston Medal Geological Society of London Substantial body of excellent research in either or both 'pure' and 'applied' aspects of the science[61]

Other regionsEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Australia Clarke Medal Royal Society of New South Wales Distinguished work in the Natural sciences[62]
India Krishnan Medal Indian Geophysical Union Outstanding geophysicist/geologist whose age does not exceed 40 years for outstanding work in specific branches of geophysics/geology and related geosciences[63]
India S.M. Naqvi Gold Medal Geological Society of India Scientist below the age of 60 years for outstanding contributions in any field of Indian Geology[64][65]
International Andrei Borisovich Vistelius Research Award International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Promising contributions in research in the application of mathematics or informatics in any field of the earth sciences[66][67][68]
International Felix Chayes Prize International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Excellence in research in mathematical petrology[69][70][71]
International Georges Matheron Lectureship International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Research ability in the field of spatial statistics or mathematical morphology[72][73][74]
International IAMG Distinguished Lectureship International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Individual with demonstrated ability to communicate mathematical concepts to general geological audience, clear enthusiasm for mathematical geology, recognition fork in their field etc.[75][76][77]
International John Cedric Griffiths Teaching Award International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Outstanding teaching with preference for teaching that involves application of mathematics or informatics to the Earth's nonrenewable natural resources or to sedimentary geology[78][79][80]
International Seligman Crystal International Glaciological Society Outstanding scientific contribution to glaciology so that the subject is now enriched[81]
International Thorarinsson Medal International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior Outstanding contributions to the general field of volcanology[82]
International William Christian Krumbein Medal International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Senior scientists for career achievement, (a) distinction in application of mathematics or informatics in the earth sciences, (b) service to the IAMG, or (c) support to professions involved in the earth sciences[83][84][85]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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