A big congratulations to Emeritus MCM PI Berry Lyons, who was awarded the 2020 SCAR Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Over a long and distinguished career, Berry has undertaken a range of research that is interdisciplinary and international in scope, based on strong collaborations and partnerships and demonstrating unsurpassed creativity and originality in design and execution. His research interests are broad and have crossed scales from the geochemistry of dust particles to contributing to the state of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Climate systems. His impact is exceptional, as judged by his commitment to the success and development of colleagues, co-workers, and students. He is an excellent public speaker and the knowledge and advancements in science produced by his research have had wide societal impact in terms of policy and public awareness.