9th ECORD Award
16 November 2022
Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben was awarded with the 9th ECORD Award on the occasion of the ECORD Council-ESSAC Meeting #11.
“I feel honoured and am delighted to receive the ECORD award, which has come totally unexpected.
I have been part of the IODP family since working for my PhD, when I used information from ODP Leg 104 to date and interpret seismic data from the Voring Plateau, Norwegian margin. During the whole of my career I have correlated seismic data with information from DSDP, ODP, and IODP sites and thus could extrapolate the geological information into a larger area and reconstruct paleo-environment, -circulation and -climate. So, I have greatly benefitted from the hard work members of scientific parties have carried out during scientific drilling and later during the analysis of the drilled material.
On the other hand, I have supplied seismic data as site survey packages and in that way helped to realise a number of proposals. Earlier this year, I sailed as Co-chief Scientist on Expedition 392, which I led as PI during the evaluation process. This constituted a third perspective on scientific drilling.
Last but not least I acted in a fourth role serving on the Science Characterization Panel, later Science Evaluation Panel from 2010 to 2015 and then on the ECORD Facility Board from 2018 (2019-2022 as chair). In all those different roles I met a large number of great colleagues from different disciplines, which all form the IODP family and have led this programme to a huge success.