Honouring our Scientists

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics honors distinguished scientists and outstanding early career researchers for their contribution to the field of Earth and space sciences and to international research cooperation in geodesy and geophysics. The prestigious awards include:

– Gold Medal
– Fellowship
– Early Career Scientists Award

Gold Medal

The Gold Medal is the highest honor of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, established in 2013 to award Earth and space scientists for outstanding contributions to geodesy and geophysics and for unselfish international cooperation in research.

The Medal is presented at the IUGG General Assembly following the award’s announcement. The Awardee is bestowed the Medal, a Medal certificate and an Honorary Membership (Fellowship) of IUGG. Details on the award can be found here.

Gold Medalist (2019)

Gold Medalist (2015)

Gold Medal Committee (2023)

Fellowship (Honorary Membership)

The Fellowship (Honorary Membership) of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics is a tribute to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to international cooperation in geodesy or geophysics and attained eminence in the field of Earth and space sciences.

Honorary Members are bestowed a certificate of IUGG Fellowship, which is presented at the IUGG General Assembly following the announcement of the awards. Details on the award can be found here.

Fellows

Fellow Selection Committee (2023)

Early Career Scientist Award

This Award honors early career scientists for their outstanding research in Earth and space sciences and for their international research cooperation. IUGG Early Career Scientist Awards are presented at the IUGG General Assembly following the announcement of the awards. The awardees are bestowed a certificate.

IUGG supports travel of the awardees to attend the General Assembly. The awardees will be invited to give a talk at the General Assembly. Details on the award can be found here.

Early Career Scientist Awardees

Early Career Scientist Award Committee (2023)

Together with the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), IUGG confers awards of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP):
ILP Awards

In addition, the IUGG Associations offer numerous medals, prizes, and awards to honour outstanding accomplishments in their fields of
research. An overview about all existing awards can be found at the websites of the Associations.