|Ocean surface in Antarctica.
Credit: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
The TinkerMuse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica, which was awarded over a ten-year period that ended in 2018, honored the passionate interest of the Foundation’s long-time President, Martha Muse. Although her interests began with penguins, she came to understand that, as a continent, Antarctica is crucial to global well-being and is an example of the potential for international cooperation and diplomacy.
The $100,000 prize recognized mid-career individuals who demonstrated excellence in Antarctic science or policy and showed distinct potential for significant contributions that enhance understanding and promotion of Antarctica’s preservation. The award process was administered independently by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Information about the prize holders may be found here.