Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Roger Revelle Prize is named for the UC San Diego founder and former Scripps director who was a world-renowned scientist and is considered one of the true pioneers of climate change research.
The Roger Revelle Prize recognizes leaders in the public or private sectors whose outstanding contributions advance or promote research in ocean, climate, and earth sciences. These international leaders, like Roger Revelle, ask the big questions, recognize the interrelationships of global systems, and think on a planetary scale. Their pioneering work and their courage in pursuing scientific questions of critical importance to our world evoke Revelle's leadership and vision.
Inaugural Prize Recipient: Al Gore
On March 6, 2009, former Vice President Al Gore accepted the inaugural Roger Revelle Prize for his outstanding contribution in bringing the science and issues raised by environmental and climate change research to a worldwide audience.
2009 Roger Revelle Prize: Prince Albert II of Monaco
On October 23, 2009, Prince Albert II of Monaco accepted the second Roger Revelle Prize for his efforts to promote scientific research and protection of the environment on a global scale.