Alaska ocean leadership awards announced

Sunday evening, before an enthusiastic audience of nearly 600 guests at the second annual Alaska Marine Gala at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards Committee presented awards to five organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to awareness and sustainability of the state’s marine resources.

Alaska’s Oceans are some of the most important and productive in the world. Our marine environments supply us with year round recreation, research and revenue opportunities. Recognizing the vital importance of our oceans, these awards were created to honor the individuals, institutes and groups that strive to understand them and are dedicated to sustaining them. Committee Chair Mrs. Arliss Sturgulewski presented the awards to:

Dr. Jeremy Mathis of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences was awarded the Ocean Research Award for his work conducting research in high latitude carbon cycling and ocean acidification in the Arctic. His groundbreaking contributions to marine research and communication about Ocean Acidification are remarkable. His credentials and commitment to research have greatly enhanced the profile of ocean acidification research in Alaska. This award was sponsored by Dr. Clarence Pautzke and his wife Dr. Maureen McCrae.

Alaska Business, 17 January 2011. Full article.

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