Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences goes to women who through PhD or postdoctoral work have made a significant contribution to research in the field.
Text: Maja Sojtaric
Else-Ragnhild Neumann Award for Women in Geosciences is given by CEED – Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, a centre of excellence at University of Oslo, Norway.
The award honours the scientific contribution of Professor Else-Ragnhild Neumann. In 1981, she became the first female professor in Geosciences in Norway.
“I am very happy and honoured to receive this award. Else-Ragnhild Neumann is such a great inspiration for me as a young researcher, working towards my goals of establishing an academic position in the field of geoscience.” Says Andreia Plaza-Faverola.
Plaza-Faverola, an early career researcher at CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, is already an accomplished scientist and project leader. She is the author of 30 peer‐reviewed papers, 10 are as first author. Co‐authorship includes recent papers in very high impact journals like Science, Nature Geoscience and Geology.
Andreia Plaza-Faverola currently leads the SEAMSTRESS project – funded through starting grants from Tromsø Research Foundation and Research Council of Norway. The project, which focuses on tectonic stress, investigates the mechanisms that regulate the release of greenhouse gasses such as methane from the ocean floor in the Arctic.
“Research outcome of Andreia Plaza-Faverola deserves recognition due to its originality, high quality and impact. Her research in marine geophysics is original as she links gas emission occurrences in Arctic marine environment with the effects of glaciation/deglaciation and changes in tectonic stress.” says the statement released by the committee which awarded her the prestigious prize.