Source: Jamaica Observer
Author: Kimone Thompson
The Secretary General’s Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research is more than a personal accolade for Dr Diva Amon; it represents validation for scientists from the developing world who are under-represented in international science fora, more so females and people of colour.
Dr Amon, a 30-year-old marine biologist and deep sea ecologist from Trinidad, won the inaugural award during the International Seabed Authority’s 24th session in Kingston.
Making the presentation Monday, ISA Secretary General Michael Lodge said while all nine nominations submitted were of the highest quality and could all have been selected, Dr Amon’s withstood exhaustive and rigorous reviews by an advisory committee of internationally recognised experts.
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