award presentations and Plenaries

The plenary and award presentation sessions will take place Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Ballroom A at the Puerto Rico convention Center.

MONday, 25 February 2019

2019 Ruth Patrick Award Acceptance Presentation
Jennifer Tank, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Plenary Presentation (Via Videotape Message)
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Newport, RI 
Presentation Title: The Importance of the Science-Policy Interface for Marine and Coastal Resources

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

2019 Redfield Award Presentation
Stephen R. Carpenter, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Plenary Presentation
María Falcón,Television Producer, Director, Presenter, and Journalist, San Juan, PR
Presentation Title: Television + Fun + Education... Total Immersion

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

2019 Ramon Margalef Award for Excellence in Education Presentation
David Fields, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay ME

2019 Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award Presentation
Robert Spencer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

Plenary Presentation
Ada Monzón, Chief Meteorologist, WIPR-TV, Univision Radio WKAQ 580 am, and Noticel; Founder and President, EcoExploratorio, San Juan, PR
Presentation Title: Building Resilience through Innovation in education: Case Study: Hurricane Maria

Thursday, 28 February 2019

2019 John Martin Award Presentation
Philip Boyd, Inst. for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

2019 Raymond Lindeman Award Presentation
Andrea Bravo, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Plenary Presentation
Christopher Volpe, Executive Director, ScienceCounts, Inc., Washington, DC
Presentation Title: Americans’ Views of Science: Separating Fact from Fiction

Friday, 1 March 2019

2019 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award Presentation
Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Plenary Presentation
Ernesto Diaz, Director, Coastal Management and Climate Change Office, PR Dept. of Natural and Environmental Resources, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Presentation Title: The State of the Puerto Rico Climate 2018: An assessment of socio-ecological vulnerabilities for coastal and marine systems