Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo (right) receives the award in Cape Town. Photo: A. Biastoch, GEOMAR.

Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo (right) receives the award in Cape Town. Photo: A. Biastoch, GEOMAR.

Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo. Photo: Sara Durante, CNR-ISMAR

Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo. Photo: Sara Durante, CNR-ISMAR

The Eugene LaFond Medal. Photo: Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo.

The Eugene LaFond Medal. Photo: Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo.

05.09.2017

Eugene LaFond Medal for Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo

GEOMAR receives award at the IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA 2017 Joint Assembly

5 September 2017/Cape Town/Kiel. Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo, Postdoc within the Research Division 1 "Ocean circulation and Climate Dynamics" at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, was awarded the Eugene LaFond Medal at the Joint Assembly IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA 2017 last week in Cape Town, South Africa. The Medal is awarded by the International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO) every two years to early-career scientists born and having gained a significant part of their education in a developing country, and presenting during an IAPSO-sponsored or co-sponsored symposium. His presentation was entitled "Indian Ocean sources of Agulhas leakage".

Dr. Jonathan Durgadoo comes from Mauritius and studied Oceanography in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2010 he joined the Theory and Modelling group at GEOMAR and earned his PhD in Physical Oceanography in 2013 within an EU Initial Training Networks project. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow of the Helmholtz-Postdoc-Programme and researches the circulation of the Indian Ocean.