Gregory Doucette, Timothy Davis, and Stephanie Moore
For pioneering advanced toxin sensor technology to protect U.S. communities from economic and public health impacts of harmful algal blooms..
|2015||Barbara French, John Incardona, Jana Labenia, Cathy Laetz, Tiffany Linbo
Nathaniel Scholz, and Catherine Sloan
For groundbreaking science on how crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill causes heart failure in commercially valuable fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
|2013||NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and Pacific Marine Operations Center.
NWFSC staff included Joint Survey Team members Larry Hufnagle, Rebecca Thomas Einhorn, Dezhang Chu, Alicia Billings, John Pohl, Julia Clemons, Steve deBlois, and Lisa Bonacci; and support staff Anne Baxter, Jeff Bash, Mary Breaker, Allan Hicks, Ian Taylor, Ian Stewart, Cassandra Donovan, Peter Frey, Doug Draper, Aaron Chappell, Dan Kamikawa, Victor Simon and Chris Grandin.
For design and execution of first joint survey of Pacific hake and Pacific sardine with Canadian and industry partners at considerable cost savings.
|2010||NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Northwest Regional Office, NOAA Office of General Council for Fisheries
For advancing wide regional agreement on the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion and its scientific basis.
|2008||Richard D. Methot
For developing Stock Synthesis 2, which is used nationally and internationally as a comprehensive statistical tool to assess stocks for sustainable fisheries.
|2006||Dr. Vera Trainer
For establishing an internationally recognized research and monitoring program for early warning of harmful algal blooms that reduces economic loss to the U.S. coastal fisheries and is being copied on the Russian Pacific Coast.
Dr. Correigh Greene, LTJG Andrew Hall, LTJG William Mowitt, Dr. William Reichert, Casimir Rice, and Frank Sommers
For their quick and professional response in providing life-saving assistance to a pilot after his plane crashed into the water on May 8, 2003.
Thomas A. Flagg, William C. McAuley, Deborah A. Frost, and Michael R. Wastel
For preventing extinction of Redfish Lake sockeye salmon, the Pacific Northwest's most endangered salmon stock.
Dr. Conrad V.W. Mahnken
For distinguished achievement in the federal service for pioneering research that led to scientific and technological breakthroughs in Pacific salmon enhancement, including salmon hatchery reform.
William W. Stelle, Jr., Garth R. Griffin, James H. Lecky, Laurie A. Weitkamp, Dr. Thomas C. Wainwright, Steven L. Stone, R. Craig Wingert, Gregory J. Bryant, Mary G. Holt, and Michael H. Bancroft
For creativity, teamwork, and tenacity resulting in an unprecedented and complex decision regarding the protection and recovery of coho salmon.
Dr. Usha S. Varanasi
For advancing NOAA's scientific and management capabilities to respond to coastal pollution problems.
John H. Robinson, William R. Pendergrass, Robert C. Clark, Jr., Captain Richard B. Permenter, Dr. Bruce B. Hicks
For outstanding service to NOAA, the Gulf Program Office, and the Interagency Assessment Team in support of Operation Desert Storm.