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Fátima Abrantes distinguished by the American Geophysical Union’s


Fátima Abrantes, CCMAR researcher and senior researcher of the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), was distinguished with the "Ambassador Award – Union Award" by the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU). 

AGU is a non-profit organization, which gives annually this award to one to five honorees in recognition of their outstanding contributions to one or more of the following areas: societal impact, service to the Earth and space community, scientific leadership, and promotion of talent/career pool. The Ambassador Award honors individuals whose achievements extend beyond those recognized by traditional scientific discipline awards.

Our researcher Fátima Abrantes is recognized by the global Earth and space sciences community for her excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach. With a PhD in Geological Oceanography, the researcher is dedicated to the study of the history of the oceans in the geological past. Fátima Abrantes has authored 110 scientific papers and co-edited the book "Reconstructing Ocean History: A Window into the Future and The Climate of the Mediterranean Region".

Fátima Abrantes joins other scientists, leaders, educators, journalists, and communicators from around the world who have made outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing forward the frontiers of science. Each recipient embodies the AGU’s community’s shared vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action. These recipients have worked with integrity, respect, and collaboration while creating deep engagement in education, diversity, and outreach.

AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients during the #AGU21 Fall Meeting, held 13-17 December 2021 in New Orleans, LA and online.