Union awards & medals 2020/2021

EGU celebrates its 2020 and 2021 Union awardees and medallists, whom the community is honouring for their important contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

Manfred R. Strecker

2021 Alexander von Humboldt Medal

The 2021 Alexander von Humboldt Medal is awarded to Manfred R. Strecker for excellent research and education in developing regions. The focus of his research on tectonics in relation to climate and natural hazards has a high societal relevance.

Medal lecture (Fri, 23 Apr 13:30 CEST) | Long citation
Bojie Fu

2020 Alexander von Humboldt Medal

The 2020 Alexander von Humboldt Medal is awarded to Bojie Fu for outstanding research in China and Africa on the ecological effects of land use change balancing agricultural and environmental interests in such a way that realisation in practice was feasible.

Medal lecture (Fri, 23 Apr 11:30 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Angela M. Gurnell

2021 Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2021 Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Angela M. Gurnell for pioneering contributions to the emergence and consolidation of fluvial biogeomorphology.

Medal lecture (Wed, 21 Apr 13:30 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Ingeborg Levin

2020 Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2020 Alfred Wegener Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Ingeborg Levin for fundamental contributions to our present knowledge and understanding of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, including the global carbon cycle.

Medal lecture (Wed, 21 Apr 11:30 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Laurent Jolivet

2021 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2021 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Laurent Jolivet for exceptional contributions to our understanding of deformational processes of the continental lithosphere at convergent margins.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 13:30 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Donald B. Dingwell

2020 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2020 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Donald B. Dingwell in recognition of outstanding contributions to understanding the physical properties of silicate melts and magmas, and experimental volcanology.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 11:30 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Janet G. Luhmann

2021 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2021 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Janet G. Luhmann for being an exceptional geoscientist, original thinker, and true pioneer in the science of planetary space weather, revealing the links between solar processes and their planetary responses.

Medal lecture (Thu, 22 Apr 13:35 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal & Honorary Membership

The 2020 Jean Dominique Cassini Medal & Honorary Membership is awarded to Pascale Ehrenfreund for her leadership in international space exploration and breadth of science leading her to co-found the field of astrobiology.

Medal lecture (Thu, 22 Apr 11:05 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Anita L. Ganesan

2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Anita L. Ganesan for innovative and impactful work on greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance estimation through a combination of modelling and measurements.

Medal lecture (Mon, 19 Apr 15:23 CEST) | Long citation
Carolyn J. Boulton

2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Carolyn J. Boulton for outstanding research in the understanding of chemical-mechanical interactions during fault slip and the comparison of microstructures developed in experimental and natural samples.

Medal lecture (Fri, 23 Apr 11:50 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Lucy Rowland

2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Lucy Rowland for her exceptional scientific contributions to the biogeosciences, improving our understanding of water and carbon cycling in tropical rainforests and their interplay with climate and land-use policy.

Medal lecture (Fri, 23 Apr 15:25 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Mateja Dumbović

2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Mateja Dumbović for her innovative contributions to solar and space-weather physics, in particular, regarding the modelling and observational studies of Forbush decreases, CME propagation, and geo-effectivity.

Medal lecture (Thu, 22 Apr 14:35 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
Andreas Hartmann

2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Andreas Hartmann for outstanding contributions to understanding karst systems, their evolution, and particular hydrological processes, and pushing the community to large scales with new models and a smart use of tracers.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 16:30 CEST) | Long citation
Beatriz Sánchez-Cano

2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Beatriz Sánchez-Cano for her outstanding research on the complex variability of Mars’ ionosphere through multi-instrument and multi-mission data processing, analysis and interpretation, as well as numerical modelling.

Medal lecture (Thu, 22 Apr 12:05 CEST) | Acceptance video (Vimeo) | Long citation
François Massonnet

2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to François Massonnet for his significant contribution to polar climate prediction, projection and reanalyses, including original integration of model and data evidence.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 12:15 CEST) | Long citation
Weian Chao

2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Weian Chao in recognition of his major contributions to using existing seismic networks to improve landslide monitoring, allowing authorities to act quickly to mitigate landslide damage.

Roland Pease

2021 Angela Croome Award

The 2021 Angela Croome Award is awarded to Roland Pease for outstanding science journalism that illuminates a range of geoscience topics, particularly those of interest to Europe and European citizens, in both radio and print outlets.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 17:00 CEST) | Long citation
Elizabeth Gibney

2020 Angela Croome Award

The 2020 Angela Croome Award is awarded to Elizabeth Gibney for her objective, clear and constructive communication of new Earth, planetary and space science discoveries especially relevant to Europe and European citizens.

Medal lecture at EGU22 | Long citation
Annie Ockelford

2021 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award

The 2021 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award is awarded to Annie Ockelford for her sustained, passionate, innovative, and diverse approach to geoscience outreach and engagement, particularly for underrepresented and hard-to-reach audiences.

Medal lecture (Tue, 20 Apr 18:00 CEST) | Long citation
Rhian H. Meara

2020 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award

The 2020 Katia and Maurice Krafft Award is awarded to Rhian H. Meara for her significant contributions to the dissemination of geography and Earth and environmental science topics to people with disabilities.

Medal lecture at EGU22 | Long citation
Julia C. Hargreaves

2021 Union Service Award

The 2021 Union Service Award is awarded to Julia C. Hargreaves in recognition of her outstanding contributions over many years to the creation, promotion, and development of the internationally recognized EGU journal Geoscientific Model Development.