CSDMS Awards

CSDMS 2022 awards

Congratulations Dano Roelvink, winner of the 2022 CSDMS lifetime achievement award!

Congratulations Marco Tangi, winner of the 2022 Syvitski Student Modeler Award! Dr. Tangi will present at the CSDMS 2022: Environmental Extremes and Earthscape Evolution (E4).

CSDMS lifetime achievement award


Since 2010, the CSDMS Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed for outstanding and sustained achievements in earth surface processes modeling research and service contributions to the geoscience community. Awardees are selected based on the following attributes:

  • fundamental advances in the development and application of earth-surface dynamics theory;
  • use of computational modeling to shed light on earth-surface systems;
  • development of new computational techniques and/or tools;
  • contributions to, development of, and/or applications of, high-quality community open-source software for modeling and/or analysis;
  • contributions to community science advances related to modeling and/or earth-surface dynamics;
  • contributions that are/were sustained over a full career;
  • contributions to teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientist; and,
  • sustained track record of involvement in and/or contributions to the global CSDMS community.

Syvitski Student Modeler Award


Each year since 2011, graduate students (and 1st year Postdocs) from the earth and computer sciences have been invited to compete in the Syvitski Student Modeler Award competition. Awardees are chosen based on ingenuity, applicability, and contribution toward the advancement of geoscience modeling by a panel of experts in the earth surface processes modeling field. The student modeler award is named in honor of Jaia Syvitski, CSDMS’s founding executive director from 2001 to 2017, who has inspired countless modelers. Awardees are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Overall software development and use capabilities
  • Open source code availability
  • Availability in a model repository
  • Documentation quality
  • Code quality
  • Build/run attributes
  • Quality/complexity of the scientific problem
  • Follows the CSDMS philosophy
  • Modeling is an important component in the project
  • Modeling is executed appropriately
  • Modeling demonstrates attributes that exceed current common practices