The Prince Albert I Medal

Prince Albert I Medal recipient 2019

Corinne Le Quéré

19 Corinne Le Quere Corinne Le Quéré, FRS, Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (2011-2018), is the Prince Albert I Medal recipient 2019, for her fundamental contributions to our understanding of ocean biogeochemistry and global carbon cycling, and her work to quantify the ocean's role in the uptake of global carbon emissions.

Professor Le Quéré has pioneered the use of innovative approaches to understanding how the ocean carbon sink has changed over geologic and historical timescales, and how changes in temperature, circulation and biogeochemistry will affect the ocean carbon sink in the future. Her leading, inspirational role in the international Global Carbon Project has led to a quantification of annual increases in carbon dioxide emissions since 2000 and created a product of immense value to science and society. A threetime author of Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Professor Le Quéré's career impacts have been particularly profound because of her exceptional engagement and communication of science beyond the realm of academia, at the important interface between science and climate policy.

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