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Heidelberg, 11 August 2005

Springer Journal Ocean Dynamics Awards Georg Wüst Prize

The German Society for Marine Research (DGM) and the Springer journal Ocean Dynamics recently jointly launched the Georg Wüst Prize. The prize, awarded every two years, honors scientists who have made a significant contribution to marine research. The prize consists of a medal and 1500 euro.

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The German Society for Marine Research (DGM) and the Springer journal Ocean Dynamics recently jointly launched the Georg Wüst Prize. The prize, awarded every two years, honors scientists who have made a significant contribution to marine research. The prize consists of a medal and 1500 euro. The first ever Georg Wüst Prize was awarded to Dr. Stephen Rintoul (45), a marine researcher at the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. He accepted the new award at the opening ceremony of the European Geosciences Union Conference in Vienna in April.
Insights into the Dynamics of Oceans
Dr. Rintoul has led research expeditions to the Southern, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, and his publications on the circulation of the Southern Ocean have immensely influenced the field of physical oceanography. His research on the Southern Ocean has improved the scientific community’s understanding of this ocean’s role for our climate and earth system. The photo shows Dr. Rintoul (right) with Prof. Jörg-Olaf Wolff, Vice-President of the DGM and editor-in-chief of Ocean Dynamics (left).
Prof. Jörg-Olaf Wolff (left), Rintoul (right) Georg Wüst
Georg Wüst (1890-1977)
Wüst is well known for his work on the Atlantic Ocean. He was head of oceanographic studies during the “Deutsche Atlantische Expedition” (1925-1927) on the research ship Meteor. He compiled a huge amount of data during this expedition, which became the most important information source for his later research. Wüst was the first scientist to present a clear picture of the Atlantic’s circulation system.
The Journal Ocean Dynamics
Springer’s international journal Ocean Dynamics contains articles from the fields of theoretical, computational, and observational marine research. It also particularly encourages articles with an interdisciplinary character that encompass research in the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography.
Further Information:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Meeresforschung
Ocean Dynamics