Sequoia is thrilled to announce that Dr. Curtis Mobley, our Vice President for Science since 1996, has been named the winner of the 2016 Jerlov Award for his lifetime of contributions to optical oceanography and ocean-color remote sensing. This internationally recognized award is given every two years in recognition of an individual’s research, education, or service contributions that significantly advance our knowledge of how light interacts with the oceans. Dr. Mobley’s papers and books have been cited over 9,000 times, and his HydroLight software is the industry standard for computations of underwater light fields. He will receive the award on October 27 at the Ocean Optics XXIII Conference in Victoria, Canada. For further information and his award citation, see http://tos.org/jerlov-award.