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Jim Gardner of CCOM/JHC Honored With Prestigious Medal

June 22, 2011

James Gardner, research professor at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, has received the Shepard Medal for excellence in marine geology from SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary Geology. He will be presented with the medal at the SEPM’s annual meeting in April 2012.

“This is a great honor for Jim, CCOM and UNH,” says Larry Mayer, director of CCOM and co-director of the JHC. “It is a very prestigious medal and well-deserved.”

A world-renowned marine geologist, Gardner leads CCOM/JHC’s mapping efforts in support of U.S. claims to an extended continental shelf under the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention. He has participated in mapping cruises in the Atlantic, eastern and western Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Alaska and Beaufort Sea and published more than 200 scientific papers. Before joining UNH in 2003, he led the U.S. Geological Survey’s Pacific Mapping Group.

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