Dr. Ben Halpern to receive Peter Benchley Ocean Excellence in Science Award

NCEAS Executive Director, Ben Halpern, will be conferred the Peter Benchley Ocean Excellence in Science Award in Washington D.C. on May 11, 2017. Along with a diverse group of marine leaders, Halpern will be acknowledged for his continued efforts to protect our ocean through informing and facilitating effective ocean conservation and resource management. The Benchley Awards have been referred to as the “Academy Awards for the Ocean”.

“It's really exciting and a great honor to receive this award. It's also humbling to be in the company of the other awards winners who have all done really amazing work on behalf of the ocean.”

             - Ben Halpern, NCEAS Executive Director, and Professor Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

Lead scientist for the Ocean Health Index Project, Halpern has led and participated in several research projects that have advanced our understanding of current ocean conditions and the potential for marine reserves to improve those conditions.

For more information about Dr. Ben Halpern's research

Benchley Awards Announcement

UC Santa Barbara Press Release


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Posted on January 12, 2017