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Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize
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2023 RECIPIENT
Takeshi Tsuji
We honor Professor Takeshi Tsuji with the Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize for his pioneering achievements in utilizing core-log-seismic data to estimate pore pressure, stress, fluid flow, gas hydrate distribution ...
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2022 RECIPIENT
Hiroko Kitajima
Hiroko Kitajima is at the vanguard of international research efforts to advance our understanding of plate boundary faults via scientific drilling. She has carried out foundational research and has excelled as a team leader during technically chal...
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2021 RECIPIENT
Rosalind M. Coggon
Rosalind Coggon conducts exciting multidisciplinary science using scientific ocean drilling samples and data. She has taken a leadership role in the community, including serving as co-editor of the new 2050 Science Framework: Exploring Earth by Scien...
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2020 RECIPIENT
Robert M Mckay
2019 RECIPIENT
Beth Orcutt
Beth N. Orcutt has made transdisciplinary contributions to microbiology and biogeochemistry in the deep oceanic subsurface through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). She has made these advances largely through her research in ocean dri...
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2018 RECIPIENT
Brandon Dugan
Brandon Dugan’s transdisciplinary contributions, which couple pore pressure, fluid flow, and the evolution of sediment properties, are a crucial pillar of the geohazard research highlighted in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) science ...
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2017 RECIPIENT
Michael Strasser
Michael “Michi” Strasser is a key science driver for increasing our understanding of submarine mass movements through scientific ocean drilling. He has enthusiastically conducted research on mass transport deposits induced by historic mega earthquake...
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2016 RECIPIENT
Heiko Paelike
The centerpiece of Heiko Pälike’s work is the development of tuned timescales in critical intervals of the Cenozoic era. He opened up new and unknown regions to precise timescale generation and then applied this timescale to extract properties of Ear...
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