deep sea minerals

Deep Sea Minerals Champion Recognized


In 2016, the International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS) awarded its highest honor, the Moore Medal, to Dr. James Hein of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in recognition of his 43-year scientific career dedicated to the USGS study of deep-ocean mineral deposits.  The IMMS, a professional society focused on the study and application
of marine minerals, esteems Hein as a cornerstone scientist in the field of marine minerals, having a permanent effect on the field’s continued development. In 2015, Hein was also recognized with a DOI Distinguished Service award, the highest award that can be granted to an employee within the DOI. The Moore Medal is given to members of the IMMS who exhibit distinction in the field of marine minerals and contribute notably to the objectives
and initiatives of the IMMS.  Hein has been a member of the IMMS for 30 years, has authored and coauthored more than 500 papers and abstracts, served as an unbiased academic consultant to numerous studies, and has mentored many students and professionals working at marine mineral programs throughout the world.

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