2021 SHUBHA SATHYENDRANATH
The 2021 A.G. Huntsman Award is presented to Shubha Sathyendranath in recognition of her outstanding contributions to marine optics and remote sensing and their applications to understanding marine biogeochemistry, phytoplankton community structure, the climate system, and, more recently, the dynamics of waterborne diseases. Many of her findings are now established parts of the received wisdom about the ocean.
Dr. Sathyendranath has created significant impact on many aspects of biological oceanography. She was one of the first oceanographers to see the potential of ocean-colour satellite observations to study various aspects of biological oceanography at both global and regional scales. Her pioneering work has accelerated greatly the fields of marine optics and ocean-colour remote sensing and provided key insights into the structure and function of the marine ecosystem at the global scale, and the role of phytoplankton in the climate system, with implications well beyond her immediate fields.
Dr. Sathyendranath is a merit scientist in the Remote Sensing Group at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK.