The Royal Society of Tasmania congratulates member and RST medallist Prof. Trevor McDougall AC, who has been elected President of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO).
Prof. McDougall is a leading figure internationally in the thermodynamics of seawater, the movement of energy through the oceans. His research has provided insight into how seawater mixes under different conditions, which is crucial for the understanding of climate change.
Trevor is one of Australia’s most decorated scientists. His awards include the Royal Society of Tasmania Medal, the Prince Albert I Medal of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans, and Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to science, and to education, particularly in the area of ocean thermodynamics, as an academic, and researcher, to furthering the understanding of climate science, and as a mentor of young scientists. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of New South Wales, the Royal Society (London). He is the Scientia Professor of Ocean Physics at the University of New South Wales.