WHOI Scientist Honored as 2017 Recipient of Walter Munk Award

Andone Lavery, an associate scientist at WHOI was selected the 2017 recipient of the Walter Munk Award. (WHOI photo by Jayne Doucette)

Andone Lavery, an associate scientist with tenure in the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been selected by the Oceanography Society as the 2017 recipient of the Walter Munk Award for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea. 

The citation that will be included on the certificate signed by the Secretary of the U.S. Navy and the president of The Oceanography Society reads as follows:

Through discrimination between the scattering by zooplankton and physical microstructure using broadband acoustic measurement methods and models, Andone Lavery has quantified important biological and physical parameters leading to new understanding of both ocean physical processes and marine biology.

An excerpt from the nomination letter written by WHOI colleague James Lynch, a scientist emeritus in the AOPE department, states that “Andone’s work has been very much in the spirit of acoustical oceanography and the Walter Munk Award’s stated criteria for acoustics, ocean science, and instrumentation development. Her Artic oil spill work also has a fine scale echo of Walter’s ATOC work, where he was concerned with measuring ocean warming due to anthropogenic activity. Both pieces of research have a deep societal motivation.”

Lavery will receive the Munk Award during the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in New Orleans, Louisiana (December 4 – 8, 2017), and she will also be recognized during the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon (February 11–16, 2018). She will give presentations at both meetings.

About the Award

The Walter Munk Award is granted jointly by The Oceanography Society, the Office of Naval Research and the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy. Recipients are selected…

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