Award Recipients

2004

David M. Karl
Professor of Oceanography, University of Hawaii
In recognition of "his contributions to microbial oceanography, especially
the development and leadership of long-term, integrated studies of
chemical, physical, and biological variations in oceanic environments."
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1996

Bill J. Jenkins
Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
In recognition of "his outstanding contributions to the development of the
tritium-helium dating technique and its application to problems in
ocean physics and biology and geochemistry, as well as his exceptional
character and selfless dedication to the advance of science at WHOI."
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1993

Robert Weller
Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography
Director, CICOR
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutioin

1992

Alice Louise Alldredge
University of California, Santa Barbara
“In recognition of their creative contributions to biological and chemical
oceanography, particularly in demonstrating the importance of ‘marine
snow’ as a major contributor to the vertical flux of particulate matter
throughout the worlds oceans.”

1992

Mary Wilcox Silver
University of California, Santa Cruz
“In recognition of their creative contributions to biological and chemical
oceanography, particularly in demonstrating the importance of ‘marine
snow’ as a major contributor to the vertical flux of particulate matter
throughout the worlds oceans.”

1988

Hans Thomas Rossby
University of Rhode Island
“Their creative contributions to ocean technology and oceanography,
particularly in the development of the SOFAR float and advancing out
knowledge of Lagrangian ocean dynamics.”

1988

Douglas Chester Webb
Webb Research
“Their creative contributions to ocean technology and oceanography,
particularly in the development of the SOFAR float and advancing out
knowledge of Lagrangian ocean dynamics.”

1984

Arnold L. Gordon
Columbia University
In recognition for his “dedication in completing the Antarctic Circumpolar Survey and for his continued....”

1980

Holger W. Jannasch
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
In recognition of his “creative contributions to marine microbiology by
providing us with an understanding of the fundamentals of microbial
processes in the sea and the dynamics of oceanic food chains.”
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1979

Wolfgang Helmut Berger
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
In recognition of his “creative contributions to paleoceanography by
opening the doors of perception on the controlling factors governing
carbonate sedimentation in the oceans, and for providing us with a
unifying conceptual model for interpreting the geological evolution of
ocean basins.”

1974

Henry M. Stommel
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1970

Frederick J. Vine
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
In recognition of his “imaginative and sound contributions to man’s
understanding of the formative processes active within the earth.”

1966

Columbus O'D Iselin
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1964

Bruce C. Heezen
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1962

John C. Swallow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1960

Henry Bryant Bigelow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

2004 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient, David M. Karl (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

2004 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient, David M. Karl (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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1992 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipients Alice Alldredge (left) and Mary Wilcox Silver (right). (Photo by Cindy Pilskaln, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences)

Board Chair Charles Francis Adams presents the Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal to Holger Jannasch in 1980 "in recognition of his creative contributions to marine microbiology by providing us with an understanding of the fundamentals of microbial processes in the sea and the dynamics of oceanic food chains." (Photo by Frank Medeiros)

Board Chair Charles Francis Adams presents the Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal to Holger Jannasch in 1980 "in recognition of his creative contributions to marine microbiology by providing us with an understanding of the fundamentals of microbial processes in the sea and the dynamics of oceanic food chains." (Photo by Frank Medeiros)

1979 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient Wolfgang Helmut Berger (right) accepts the award from former Chairman of the Board, Charles Francis Adams (left). (Photo courtesy of WHOI Archives)

1979 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient Wolfgang Helmut Berger (right) accepts the award from former Chairman of the Board, Charles Francis Adams (left). (Photo courtesy of WHOI Archives)

1964 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient Bruce Heezen (standing, right) and WHOI director Paul Fye (standing, left). (Photo courtesy of WHOI Archives)

1964 Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal recipient Bruce Heezen (standing, right) and WHOI director Paul Fye (standing, left). (Photo courtesy of WHOI Archives)