The Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA 2030) is proud to present the two prize laurates of the GCUA 2030 Award 2021.
First prize laureate: Estee Vermeulen, Nelson Mandela University
Title: Applying a Systems Analysis Approach to Support Integrated Ocean Management and Marine Spatial Planning in Algoa Bay, South Africa.
Motivation: This high-quality research has applied a transdisciplinary, systems analysis approach to support marine spatial planning and provided a platform for stakeholders and decision makers to conduct scenario analyses and explore sustainable management interventions to achieve a balance in social-ecological objectives across marine sectors. Dr Vermeulen succeeds to effectively communicate the results in a clear way and explains very well how her research contributes to SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Dr. Vermeulen will give a seminar about her research later during 2022 and receive a prize of 4 000 Euro.
Second prize laureate: Lena-Mari Tamminen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Title: Transmission and dynamics of VTEC O157:H7 a story about the complex associations between pathogen, host and environment
Motivation: This high-quality research explores the epidemiology of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 - a zoonotic pathogen of global relevance. Dr Tamminen succeeds to effectively communicate the results in a clear way and explains very well how her research contributes to SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Dr. Tamminen will give a seminar about her research later during 2022 and receive a prize of 1 000 Euro.