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2022 RECIPIENT
Edem Mahu
It’s an honor to recognize Dr. Edem Mahu, faculty member in the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Ghana (UG), for the 2022 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Ocean Sciences. I thank Kwasi Appeaning-Addo (UG), So...
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2021 RECIPIENT
Marjolaine Krug
Dr. Marjolaine Krug is a skilled and rigorous scientist, a fearless innovator, an enthusiastic and generous mentor and collaborator, an international leader and an outstanding advocate for African ocean science and scientists. Much of Marjo’s extrao...
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2020 RECIPIENT
Ameha Atnafu Muluneh
Dr. Ameha Atnafu Muluneh is an early-career Ethiopian geoscientist who uses data and models to improve our understanding of continental rifting processes in Africa, with implications for rifting and passive margin formation worldwide.In the past 6...
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2019 RECIPIENT
Andrew Green
Dr. Andrew Green is an exceptional young marine geoscientist, actively engaged in placing the African continent’s marine geology in the international spotlight. His research career began when South African marine geology was at an all-time low becaus...
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Carrying out innovative research in an environment without adequate infrastructure, ranging from electricity and Internet access to research equipment, could be challenging and demotivating. This has often been the story for most young geoscientists ...
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2017 RECIPIENT
Bruno V E Faria
Dr. Bruno Faria from the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics in Mindelo, Cape Verde, is receiving the 2017 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth Science for his work to operate and maintain the seismic monitoring network of Cape ...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Musa Siphiwe Manzi
Dr. Musa Manzi is richly deserving of the AGU Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth Science. A close reading of Dr. Manzi’s published work in international journals reveals an original problem solver and interpretive thinker, and the strength...
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