Honor and Recognize
AGU has a variety of honors that recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Earth and space science through scientific research, education, science communication, and outreach. We encourage you to consider nominating qualified colleagues, mentors, peers, or students.
Visit the Award Showcase to the learn more about the 2022 honorees.
Union Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach.
Union Medals are the highest honors bestowed by AGU, recognizing individuals for their scientific body of work as well as their sustained impact within the Earth and space sciences community.
Union Prizes are given jointly with non-profit, for-profit, government, or NGO entities, and include funding to recognize individuals who showcase excellence in scientific research or communication.
Union Fellows have attained scientific eminence through achievements in research, as demonstrated by a breakthrough or discovery, innovation in science or the development of methods and instruments, or sustained impact.
Section Awards recognize outstanding work within a scientific field with nearly 30 named lecture presentations and 40 awards and prizes.