The Cody Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in oceanography, ocean biosciences, and earth science. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, presents it to a scientist who has made significant contributions to his or her field of science specialty. Now Antje Boetius, Director of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Head of the Research Group for Deep Sea Ecology and Technology at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, receives the award. The Cody Award, presented biennially, consists of a gold medal and $10,000.
For Antje Boetius, it is something very special to receive the Cody Award: “To me this is a fantastic honor, because I worked at Scripps from 1989 to 1990 and also in 1991 as a part-time research assistant, and used the other part to complete my graduate studies and to enjoy the excellent spirit of that famous institution in La Jolla. I enjoyed a fantastic education there and kept friendships for life, so this is a very special honor for me”
As part of the award ceremony on July 30, 2019, Antje Boetius will give a presentation on "The Poles and Deep Seas: Protecting the Unknown Realms of Earth." Therein, the deep-sea researcher summarizes recent observations of change in polar and deep-sea ecosystems, and discusses strategies and rationales for including the unknown realms of Earth in sustainable development goals.
Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Prize for Marine Research
Flyer public presentation by Antje Boetius: