Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration

Awarded jointly by the Society for Underwater Technology and the Marine Technology Society, this award recognises outstanding, sustained, international contribution to the development, application, and propagation of marine technology toward the advancement of ocean exploration.

Don Walsh (1931-2023) was an American oceanographer, explorer, retired naval officer, and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record descent into the Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960, the deepest point of the world’s oceans.

Only one completed nomination form will be accepted for each candidate. If a completed nomination form has already been accepted for your candidate, you will be notified. Only the information requested on this form will be used in the review of your candidate.

The winner(s) will get a certificate, autographed photo of Don Walsh, publicity with an announcement, and presentation of the Award at Oceanology International or Oceans.

Please submit your nomination by 31st May 2024.