Huge congratulations to IGPP Professor of Geophysics, Peter Shearer for his nomination by the Seismological Society of America's board to become the SSA's next president! Shearer has previously served the society as the SSA Honors Committee chair, on the SSA Publication Committee, and he has also worked to help increase SSA membership. As an organization, SSA aims to "Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society." Congratulations, again, to the President Elect!
Oceanography International North America (OINA) will be honoring IGPP’s first director, Walter Munk in a special edition of Catch The Next Wave, February 16, 2017. Several speakers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including Director Margaret Lenin and former IGPP Director, current Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at IGPP, John Orcutt will share presentations during the days-long Catch the Wave—in a program designed to honor Walter by discussing innovation in, and the current trajectory of ocean science.
Huge congratulations to IGPP Alum Jeremy Bassis! Bassis, now an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award from the White House for his contributions to glaciology.
IGPP was thrilled help host festivities for Walter Munk's 99th birthday. Munk's tenure at Scripps Institution of Oceanography began in 1939—when he applied for a summer job. He began to develop plans for IGPP in 1956 and was the institute's first director. A small collection of party photos is available here. The full suite of photos taken on Walter's birthday, is available here.