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IOW researcher Maren Voß will be the first Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize laureate

20.04.2022 13:00

Maren Voß taking sediment samples at sea
IOW marine researcher Maren Voß is the first to receive the Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize of the Swedish Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Foundation, endowed with 3 million Swedish kronor. (Photo: IOW / D. Gohlke)

The Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize of the Swedish Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Foundation, which will be awarded for the first time this year, goes to Prof. Maren Voß from the IOW. She is being honoured for her groundbreaking research on the importance of nitrogen in marine cycles and particularly its role in the overfertilisation of the Baltic Sea. Using innovative methods, she identified the different sources and transformation processes of this nutrient and thus contributed to the increased focus on nitrogen in fighting the Baltic Sea eutrophication. The prize, endowed with 3 million Swedish kronor, will be awarded in Stockholm on June 3, 2022.

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