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Ambassador Award
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2023 RECIPIENT
Jose D. Fuentes
Professor Jose Fuentes is a tireless champion and aspirational role model for students and early-career scientists interested in geophysics and atmospheric sciences who come from underrepresented backgrounds. For decades, Fuentes has worked to divers...
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2023 RECIPIENT
Nick Van De Giesen
The Ambassador Award recognizes both social impact and service to the scientific community. I believe Professor Nicolaas van de Giesen exemplifies the ideals of the Ambassador Award with his commitment to the study and dissemination of hydrologic kno...
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2023 RECIPIENT
Jill L Karsten
Dr. Jill Karsten’s career epitomizes the qualities and accomplishments associated with the AGU Ambassador Award. As the National Science Foundation’s program director for diversity and education within the GEO Directorate, Jill fought actively to mak...
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2023 RECIPIENT
Rosemary J Knight
Rosemary Knight seeks to bring “knowledge into action”; this translates to a career spent working at the cutting edge of near-surface geophysical research applied to solve key water resource problems. Through her career, her research has focused on n...
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2023 RECIPIENT
Carlos Afonso Nobre
Carlos Nobre has made outstanding contributions within each and every Ambassador Award category, from societal benefit and service to the Earth and space science community to scientific leadership and promotion of the talent/career pool. In this rega...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Katharine Hayhoe
The Ambassador Award recognizes social impact and service to the scientific community. Professor Katharine Hayhoe epitomizes this award and is a guiding light for climate scientists seeking to hold productive conversations across cultural and poli...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Toshio Koike
The scope of Dr. Koike’s activities has been broad, crosscutting several aspects of Earth sciences over his extensive career. The importance of his contributions is seen in the influence he has had on the community in planning large-scale environm...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Marino Protti
Marino Protti is a respected seismologist with a long list of well-cited journal articles on his CV. What makes Marino uniquely qualified for the Ambassador Award is his ability to spawn collaborations that advance earthquake forecasting and hazar...
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