UM research chair receives honour for cryosphere research
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) announced the recipients of its 2020 medals of achievement, and one University of Manitoba researcher is among this year’s cohort. Senior Canada-150 Research Chair at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Dr. Julienne Stroeve, will receive the Cryospheric Sciences Division Medal.
The medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to the study of the cryosphere on Earth or elsewhere in the solar system. The EGU revised the medal’s namesakes to honour recently passed cryosphere scientists Julia and Johannes Weertman. This year the EGU renamed its Louis Agassiz medal to highlight the Weertmans’ joint contribution to the development of the field, both in education and research.
Dr. Stroeve’s research has been featured in news reports, talk shows, TV documentaries and numerous publications including Scientific American. She has given keynote addresses around the world on Arctic climate issues, and briefed former US Vice President Al Gore, US Congressional Staff, various international consulates and military staff. Dr. Stroeve has brought Arctic science to business and policy leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and is listed as a highly cited researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information.
This year she is taking part in the MOSAiC expedition, the largest ever polar research outing.