CAGE director, and professor in marine geology and geophysics, Karin Andreassen was honoured with the lifetime achievement award by The Norwegian Geological Society. The Brøgger Award is given to a scientist who has contributed in a unique way to the understanding of geoscience.
Text and photo: Maja Sojtaric
The Brøgger Award is given to a scientist who has contributed in a unique way to the understanding of geoscience.
“It is a great honour to receive the Brøgger Award. I am also happy to see that out of ten previous recipients of this award, two are from our Department of geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.” Says professor Andreassen.
She is the second woman to receive this lifetime achievement award.
“Throughout her career, Karin Andreassen has distinguished herself at a high professional level in Norwegian polar research. She has made a pioneering contribution to our understanding of glacial tectonics, seabed morphology and rapid fluid migrations on the Norwegian continental shelf.” the award committee states.
The committee highlights professor Andreassen’s excellent publication record including in internationally renowned journals such as Science, Nature, Quaternary Science Reviews and the Review of Geophysics.
The societal impact of the fundamental research that Karin Andreassen has conducted over the years, gets a nod as well.
“In the current situation of rapid climate and environmental change in polar regions, understanding the development of natural phenomena in the past is important for understanding the present. Andreassen’s research is thus at the forefront of what is important for Norwegian society’s development and economy, at the same time as it contributes to the global knowledge base on climate change.”
The Brøgger Award was established in 2002 by The Norwegian Geological Society and named by the Norwegian geologist W.C. Brøgger. The recipients of the award are announced during the Society’s annual winter conference in January,