Program Update: Census of Marine Life – July 2011
This month, the Census of Marine Life Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) was awarded the 2011 International Cosmos Prize for its excellent research and work, which contributed to a significant understanding of the relationships among living organisms, the interdependence of life and the global environment, and the common nature integrating these interrelationships. Ian Poiner, J. Frederick Grassle, Myriam Sibuet, Victor Ariel Gallardo, and Jesse H. Ausubel were awarded the prize on behalf of the work of the SSC. This is a great honor for the 2,700 Census scientists and numerous sponsors and partners who believed a Census of Marine Life was necessary and could be accomplished. For more information, visit http://www.coml.org/cosmos-prize.