2022 UTA PASSOW
The 2022 A.G. Huntsman Award is awarded to Uta Passow in recognition of her significant contributions to our understanding of the ocean and its ability to respond to anthropogenic changes such as climate change and oil pollution. Dr. Passow’s research in marine sciences encompasses the biological pump and carbon cycling, marine gels and more recently the interaction between marine snow and oil, to help predict and mediate the impact of these ecosystem challenges.
Since her training as a field-going Biological Oceanographer in Kiel, Germany, Dr Passow has worked at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany, and currently holds a Canada Research Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. She enjoys an international reputation for her ongoing efforts to mentor the next generation of marine scientists as well as her leadership within the marine science community.