The inaugural Muse Prize was awarded to Steven Chown, an outstanding researcher and world renowned advisor to the Antarctic Treaty System. Professor Chown of Stellenbosch University, South Africa is a widely published and cited authority on invasive species and the effect of climate change and human interactions on Antarctica. The Selection Committee cited his outstanding contributions to both science and policy on Antarctica. Professor Chown plays a critical role in policy by leading the delegation of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) at the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCMs). His advice and leadership has been pivotal in advising policy makers in a wide range of environmental stewardship issues before the ATCM's Committee on Environmental Protection. For more information about the Prize, visit http://www.museprize.org.
Monetary award for the Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica (Steven Chown)
Cambridge CB2 1ER, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
over 1 year
Antarctica, United States
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