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Dr. Shukuro Manabe received Crafoord Prize in Geosciences

January 26, 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences officially announced that the 2018 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences would be awarded to Dr. Shukuro Manabe. He is one of JAMSTEC research fellows, and a senior meteorologist at Princeton University.
According to the Academy, he was recognized "for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth's climate system."

The Crafoord Prize was established in 1980 by Dr. Holger Crafoord, who designed the first artificial kidney, and his wife, Ms. Anna-Greta Crafoord. The prize is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation.
The prize is intended to complement the disciplines for which the Nobel Prizes are awarded, and therefore, the disciplines chosen are Mathematics and Astronomy; Geosciences; Biosciences; and Polyarthritis. (According to the Academy, the prize in polyarthritis is awarded only when "scientific progress in this field has been such that an award is justified.")

The following is the upcoming schedule.

May 22, 2018
Prize lecture at Lund University
May 23, 2018
Prize symposium in Stockholm
May 24, 2018
Prize ceremony at Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, in the presence of the King and Queen of Sweden
Dr. Shukuro Manabe, JAMSTEC's research fellow
Dr. Shukuro Manabe, JAMSTEC's research fellow, speaking in the special lecture meeting titled "Chikyu Ondanka to Kaiyo (Global warning and ocean)*"
The picture was taken on October 31, 2017, and provided by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
* The special lecture meeting held on October 31, 2017 was organized by the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and supported by the School of Science at The University of Tokyo, and JAMSTEC.