Winter 2008

From top to bottom: John Magnuson, Kevin Trenberth, Jonathan Patz.

Program and People News

The Wisconsin Sea Grant Program received the 2007 Great Lakes Outreach Programming Award for its work co-hosting the Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, also known as “Mercury 2006: Toward Integration of Science, Policy and Socioeconomics.” The award recognizes the leadership, teamwork, and accomplishments of Great Lakes Sea Grant personnel engaged in exceptional outreach projects or programs.

Congratulations to John Magnuson, Kevin Trenberth, and Jonathan Patz for their significant contributions in developing the reports on the implications of global warming that led to the awarding of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Vice President Al Gore and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Magnuson, Patz and Trenberth all gave talks during the Great Lakes Climate Change Seminar Series, sponsored by UW Sea Grant and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. Their presentations can be seen and heard at

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