On Thursday, August 29th, the Geochemical Society had the 2013 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony at the Goldschmidt Conference. EarthChem’s Kerstin Lehnert and Douglas Walker were among the recipients of the award for “their long-running efforts to bring modern on-line data management to geochemistry.” …”Their contributions in data compilation and improvements to the standard of data reporting in the geochemical community are paving the way to a future where geochemical data can be efficiently preserved, easily and intelligently queried and discovered, and thereby be used for scientific discovery by the broad geoscience research and education community.”

Klaus Peter Jochum, Kerstin Lehnert, and Baerbel Sarbas

receiving their Distinguished Service Awards. Not pictured is Douglas Walker.