Award Name : Gold Medal (RGS)
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Geography
Location : Gibbstown, New Jersey, United States
Sylvia Alice Earle (born August 30, 1935 in Gibbstown, New Jersey) is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence.Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.She receive Gold Medal (RGS) in 2011 for the encouragement, development and promotion of ocean science and exploration.