Ready to nurture the next wave of ocean science
Marine biologist Dr Emma Camp has been announced as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2020 Fellow and a TIME magazine Next Generation Leader for 2020.
Amid all the challenges and disruptions thrown up by the year 2020, marine biologist Dr Emma Camp has managed to add a proud and “really magical moment” to her dive log.
In February, the internationally renowned corals expert was able to take her dad to Opal Reef, offshore from Port Douglas. There she showed him the coral nurseries she and her collaborators have created in their quest to aid the corals of the Great Barrier Reef in their fight to survive climate change.
In a way, the trip closed a very personal circle. Twenty-six years earlier, during a family holiday in the Bahamas, Camp’s dad had given his then seven-year-old daughter her first glimpse of the underwater world – “this city of crazy natural architecture not even hinted at from the surface,” Camp says. That sense of wonder has never left her.
Now, to add to a clutch of global awards and accolades in recent years, Camp has been announced as a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science 2020 Fellow and a TIME magazine Next Generation Leader for 2020.
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