Dr. Elliott A. Norse receives Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation

On World Oceans Day, Dr. Elliott A. Norse, President and Founder of Marine Conservation Biology Institute, was presented with the Dr. Nancy Foster Award for Habitat Conservation today by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Habitat Conservation. The Dr. Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award honors a commitment of excellence in service to habitat conservation. The award was presented at a talk Dr. Norse gave today during Capitol Hill Ocean Week titled: The End of the Blue Frontier: Managing Places in the Sea.

Dr. Elliott Norse received the award for “Decades of dedication to research, public policy, and education related to marine conservation issues.” He was also recognized for writing two books on conservation biology, being a leading voice on marine habitat issues, for his visionary leadership on ocean programs, and for his infectious energy.

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