Matthew England awarded Tinker-Muse Prize—13 July 2017

The prestigious Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Matthew England  in recognition of his outstanding research, leadership and advocacy for Antarctic science.

The US $100,000 prize, awarded by the Tinker Foundation and administered by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, is presented annually to an individual whose work has enhanced the understanding and/or preservation of Antarctica.

Professor England was honoured for his “sustained and seminal contribution to Antarctic science through profound insights into the influence of the Southern Ocean on the continent and its role in the global climate system”.

He was also recognised for his significant leadership roles in international programs such as the Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability, and Change (CLIVAR) project and the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project of the World Climate Research Program, where he has demonstrated a strong commitment to collegiality, capacity building and the global impact of Antarctic science.

Professor England is a recipient of a 2010 Australian Laureate Fellowship and a 2005 Federation Fellowship, as well as several Discovery Projects grants, and since 2011 he has been a chief investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

The award will be officially presented to him at the 12th International Conference for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, AMOS-ICSHMO 2018, to be held at UNSW Sydney, Australia from 5 to 9 February 2018.

 

Media Issued by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

 

Image: Professor Matthew England 
Source: ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

 

Original Published Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017