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List of geography awards

George Davidson Medal

This list of geography awards is an index to articles about notable awards for geography, the field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The list is organized by the region and country of the organization who gives the award. Awards are not necessarily limited to people from the award-giver's country.

Canada

Award Sponsor Notes
Camsell Medal Royal Canadian Geographical Society Individuals who have given outstanding service to the society[1]
Gold Medal of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Royal Canadian Geographical Society Particular achievement by one or more individuals in the general field of geography or a significant national or international event[2]
Lawrence J. Burpee Medal Royal Canadian Geographical Society Help make Canada better known on a national or international level, and/or contribute to general advancement of geography[3]
Martin Bergmann Medal Royal Canadian Geographical Society Excellence in Arctic leadership and science[4]
Massey Medal Royal Canadian Geographical Society Outstanding personal achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada[5]
Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration Royal Canadian Geographical Society Exploration[6]

Europe

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Denmark Hans Egede Medal Royal Danish Geographical Society Outstanding services to geography, principally for geographical studies and research in the Polar lands[7]
France Grande Médaille d'Or des Explorations Société de Géographie Journeys whose outcomes have enhanced geographical knowledge[8]
France Vautrin Lud Prize International Festival of Geography [fr] Outstanding achievements in the field of geography. Awarded by an international jury at the annual festival in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges[9]
Iceland Leif Erikson Awards The Exploration Museum Achievements in exploration and work in the field of exploration history[10]
International Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal International Cartographic Association Significant contributions of an original nature to the field of cartography[11]
Russia Constantine Medal Russian Geographical Society Explorers who had made a significant geographical discovery or to authors of outstanding publications in geography, ethnography or Russian statistics[12]
Sweden Anders Retzius medal Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography Geographer or anthropologist;[13] discontinued
Sweden Vega medal Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography Outstanding physical geographer[13]

United Kingdom

Award Sponsor Notes
Back Award Royal Geographical Society Applied or scientific geographical studies which make an outstanding contribution to the development of national or international public policy
Cherry Kearton Medal and Award Royal Geographical Society Traveller concerned with the study or practice of natural history, with a preference for those with an interest in nature photography, art or cinematography
Fuchs Medal British Antarctic Survey Outstanding devotion to the British Antarctic Survey's interests, beyond the call of normal duty, by men or women who are or were members of the Survey, or closely connected with its work
Founder's Medal Royal Geographical Society Encouragement and promotion of geographical science and discovery
Patron's Medal Royal Geographical Society Encouragement and promotion of geographical science and discovery
Livingstone Medal Royal Scottish Geographical Society Outstanding service of a humanitarian nature with a clear geographical dimension
Mungo Park Medal Royal Scottish Geographical Society Outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration and/or research, and/or work of a practical nature of benefit to humanity in potentially hazardous physical and/or social environments
Murchison Award Royal Geographical Society Publications judged to have contributed most to geographical science
Ness Award Royal Geographical Society Travellers, particularly those who have successfully popularised Geography and the wider understanding of our world and its environments.
Polar Medal Monarchy of the United Kingdom Extreme human endeavour against the appalling weather and conditions that exist in the Arctic and Antarctic
Scottish Geographical Medal Royal Scottish Geographical Society Conspicuous merit and a performance of world-wide repute
Victoria Medal (geography) Royal Geographical Society Conspicuous merit in research in geography

United States

Award Sponsor Notes
Anderson Medal of Honor American Association of Geographers highest honor bestowed by the AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group
Alexander & Ilse Melamid Medal American Geographical Society Outstanding work on the dynamic relationship between human culture and natural resources
Charles P. Daly Medal American Geographical Society Valuable or distinguished geographical services or labors
Cullum Geographical Medal American Geographical Society Those who distinguish themselves by geographical discoveries or in the advancement of geographical science
David Livingstone Centenary Medal American Geographical Society Scientific achievements in the field of geography of the Southern Hemisphere
George Davidson Medal American Geographical Society Exceptional achievement in research for exploration in the Pacific Ocean or the lands bordering therein
Hubbard Medal National Geographic Society Distinction in exploration, discovery, and research
Osborn Maitland Miller Medal American Geographical Society Outstanding contributions in the field of cartography or geodesy
Paul P. Vouras Medal American Geographical Society Outstanding work in regional geography
Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal American Geographical Society Achievements and pioneering in geographical research
Van Cleef Memorial Medal American Geographical Society Scholars who have done outstanding original work in the field of urban geography, preferable, though not necessarily in applied rather than theoretical aspects

India

Award Sponsor Notes
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medal National Geographical Society of India Dr. Sundar Lal Hora, Director, Zoological Survey of India was awarded this medal for his research on Zoogeography.
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Medal National Geographical Society of India Professor L Dudley Stamp of the University of London was awarded this medal
Madan Mohan Malviya Medal National Geographical Society of India Professor Shannon McCune, Head of the department of geography of the Colgate University was awarded this medal.

See also

References

  1. ^ Camsell Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  2. ^ Gold Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  3. ^ Lawrence J. Burpee Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  4. ^ The Martin Bergmann Medal for Excellence in Arctic Leadership or Science, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  5. ^ Massey Medal, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  6. ^ Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration, Royal Canadian Geographical Society, retrieved 2020-01-25
  7. ^ "EGEDE MEDAILLEN". Royal Danish Geographical Society. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "GRANDE MÉDAILLE D'OR DES EXPLORATIONS ET VOYAGES DE DÉCOUVERTE (in French)". Société de géographie. Archived from the original on 6 December 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  9. ^ U. T. Dallas’ Brian Berry to Receive World’s Top Honor for Geographers
  10. ^ Gabriele Schneider (24 November 2015). "Leifur-Eirikson-Entdeckerpreise verliehen" (in German). Iceland Review. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  11. ^ "ICA Award Medals". ICA. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Constantine Medal of the IRGS". Russian Geographical Society. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  13. ^ a b SSAG 2018, pp. 1–3.

Sources

  • "Tidigare medaljörer" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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