Three ocean scientists receive Heinz awards

Dr. Joan Kleypas

Shout-out to three of our colleagues who’ve received the prestigious Heinz award for work that benefits the environment. The Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation has presented the awards since 1994 in memory of Sen. John Heinz III. From the WaPO:

“Teresa Heinz told The Associated Press that the awards recognized innovative approaches to serious topics for a reason. “I know that young people, when faced with this type of person, it is infectious. It puts a light at the end of the tunnel. You see where you could be going,” Heinz said.

Joan Kleypas of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., for research on the impacts of climate change on coral reefs.

Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for her work on ocean biodiversity and the impacts of humans on marine life.

Dr. Nancy Rabalais

Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Chauvin, La., for research on severe oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Mexico and ways to reduce water pollution through education and public policy.

Each prize this year is worth $100,000.”

Congratulations all!

Dr. Nancy Knowlton

 

 

 

 

 

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