Scott Glenn, distinguished professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and co-director of the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, was named winner of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Oceanography Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography.”
Glenn, who was honored for his career developing and deploying new technologies that have altered how we explore and understand the oceans, received the award at the Catch the Next Wave Conference on February 16 in San Diego, CA.
“This award is a special honor for me, not only because my contributions are being recognized by an international body like SUT, but because the award is being presented on the occasion of Walter Munk’s 100th birthday,” said Glenn.
Munk, a physical oceanographer, is professor of geophysics emeritus and holds the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanography Chair at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California.
“Walter is one of the world’s greatest oceanographers and it will be a great honor to receive the award from him,” said Glenn.
SUT is a UK-based multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organizations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. SUT was founded in 1966 and has members from more than 40 countries, including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas. Each year, SUT recognizes leaders who have significant and longstanding impacts on oceanography and ocean engineering.