David Welch, president of Kintama, has been awarded the J. P. Tully Medal in Oceanography for 2011. The award was presented at the Awards Banquet held on 31 May 2012 during the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s (CMOS) Congress in Montreal, Quebec.
The award consists of a medal and a certificate with the following citation:
“To David Welch of Kintama Research Services, Ltd, for his three decades of research dedicated to understanding the sea life of salmon using innovative data-gathering techniques with special reference to acoustic arrays. The resulting data have been correlated with oceanographic conditions and climate change to obtain a much deeper understanding of how the two sciences of fisheries and oceanography are synthesized as a single discipline of Fisheries Oceanography. He has been the leader of a major initiative to track a wide variety of fish species’ movements around the Pacific, the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking (POST) program. This program has provided a core research platform for a wide range of scientists to address questions concerning fish movement and survival that would be otherwise prohibitively expensive for one researcher to undertake alone.”
More information, past recipients, and history of the award itself can be found here.