Professor Vincent is internationally renowned for his fundamental studies of the atmosphere. His work on the nature and significance of atmospheric waves is especially important, leading to an invitation to lead an international research project the World Climate Research Program. In 2002 Professor Vincent was invited to present the R.H. Clarke Prize Lecture of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He has a major role in the governing bodies of four international organisations promoting research in the atmosphere and the solar-terrestrial environment. In 1999 he was honoured by election as Vice-President of both IAMAS and SCOSTEP. Professor Vincent is an outstanding candidate for election to the Academy.