Congratulations to Dr Roxy Mathew Koll and Dr Edem Mahu for Receiving AGU Honors

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reveals 36 recipients who are receiving AGU’s highest honors for their excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach. These honorees—scientists, leaders, educators, journalists, and communicators—have made outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing forward the frontiers of our science. Each recipient embodies our shared vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action. These recipients have worked with integrity, respect, and collaboration while creating deep engagement in education, diversity, and outreach.

Dr Roxy Mathew Koll from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, who’s also a co-chair of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP), is awarded the Devendra Lal Memorial Medal. Dr. Koll has made breakthrough contributions to observing and predicting the Indo-Pacific climate, facilitating the food, water, and economic security of the region. He led the redesign of the Indian Ocean Observation System (IndOOS-2), and the development of the first climate model from South Asia—both contributing to the science, monitoring, forecasts, and climate projections of the Indian Ocean rim countries. He is currently leading research on climate change and its impacts on the monsoon, cyclones, heatwaves, and the marine ecosystem.

Dr Edem Mahu, recipient of the Africa Award for Research Excellence in Ocean Sciences, is a lecturer of Marine Geochemistry at the Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences of the University of Ghana. Dr Mahu’s research pioneered the use of radioisotopes in reconstructing the pollution history of heavy metals in nearshore systems in the Gulf of Guinea over the last 150 to 200 years. She is currently the lead researcher of an OWSD (Uniting Women Scientists from the Developing World) funded project that is developing cheap and easily accessible android coupled soil nutrient test kits to guide fertilization application in farmlands around coastal water bodies in Ghana. Dr Edem Mahu also co-chaired the Organizing Committee of the CLIVAR-GOOS Workshop: From global to coastal: Cultivating new solutions and partnerships for an enhanced Ocean Observing System in a decade of accelerating change.

The CLIVAR community congratulate Dr Roxy Mathew Koll and Dr Edem Mahu for the awards they received and the achievements they’ve made!

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