Thomas D. Cooney
For exemplary contributions to the conservation and recovery of Pacific salmon in the Columbia River basin throughout 20 years of service to NOAA.
Richard D. Brodeur
For career-long innovative and exemplary scientific achievement advancing the field of marine science and supporting NMFS management.
|2018||Lyndal L. Johnson
For excellence in leading field assessments of habitat quality and fish health throughout 33 years of service to NOAA.
|2016||William T. (Bill) Peterson
For exceptional scientific achievements on how climate variability influences ocean conditions and productivity in the California Current ecosystem.
For career–long leadership of research to understand factors affecting migration and survival of wild, Chinook salmon and steelhead.
|2007||Robin S. Waples
For groundbreaking applied research in the field of conservation genetics which greatly advanced the protection of genetic diversity in marine organisms.
For thirty years as both a scientist and leader, significantly advancing the field of Ecotoxicology, applying research to pressing environmental challenges, and creating a high-performing NOAA Fisheries organization.
Dr. Walton Dickhoff
For scientific contributions to salmonid physiology and endocrinology and its application to management issues throughout 18 years of NOAA service.