Ernie Mancini, former State Geologist of Alabama, will be the 2016 recipient of the AGI Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. Ernie is most deserving of this award, which will be officially announced at the AAPG meeting in Calgary on June 19. [Photo credit, University of Alabama]
The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal is given to a recipient with consistent contributions of high-quality scientific achievements and service to the Earth sciences having lasting, historic value; who has been recognized for accomplishments in field(s) of expertise by professional societies, universities, or other organizations; and is a senior scientist nearing completion or has completed full-time regular employment. Prior to 2007 it can been called the AGI Legendary Geoscientist Award.
The AAPG's Michael Halbouty Award for Outstanding is being given to Scott Tinker, State Geologist of Texas, and Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas. The award will be presented at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Calgary on June 19. There is a feature article about Scott in the current issue of the AAPG Explorer magazine. [Photo credit, BEG]
According to Jon Arthur, Past President and Awards Chair of AASG, "Seven superb nominations were considered this
year, all of which were excellent examples of the crucial
role that state geological surveys play in society."
"The Award is given each year to a nominated geological map,
compilation, or report on regional, energy, or mineral resource geology
published in one of the three preceding calendar years by a state geological
survey. Please join me in thanking the nominators of five outstanding
award candidates. Also join me in congratulating the nominators,
winning author and co-authors at the Utah Geological Survey for
producing a superb publication."