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Christopher Martens

WHOI Announces Prestigious Ketchum Award

April 13, 1995
WHOI Newletter


The ninth annual B.H., Ketchum Award will be presented to Christopher S. Martens of the University of North Carolina on Thursday at 2:30 P.M. in Redfield Auditorium at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Dr. Martens, a professor of marine science and geology at UNC, also will lecture on "Biogeochemical Processes Controlling the Chemistry of Coastal: Sediments."

He is considered one of the leading chemical oceanographers investigating the biogeochemical recycling of carbon in coastal systems. One of his significant contributions in his field is the 20-year record of biogeochemical measurements carried out at Cape Lookout Bight. Dr. Martens pioneered many of the measurements used in his studies.

WHOI's Coastal Research Center is host to the Ketchum Award lecture, which was established by , WHOI in honor of Bostwick H. Ketchum, an oceanographer who died in 1982. An endowment has been raised to support an annual lecture by an internationally recognized ocean scientist or to bring to WHOI an investigator for a longer period.

The award was first presented in April 1984 to Edward Goldberg of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and was last presented in September 1992 to Scott Nixon of the University of Rhode Island.

The award presentation and lecture are open to the public.

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