Media Advisory
11 June 2009

NSIDC Data Scientist Wins Falkenberg Award

NSIDC program manager Mark Parsons has won the Charles S. Falkenberg Award for his leadership in Earth science research and data management. The award is presented jointly by AGU and the Earth Science Information Partnership (ESIP).

Since joining NSIDC in 1994, Parsons has worked to improve the flow of Earth science information and raise public awareness of the importance of the Earth's polar regions and cryosphere. Parsons leads multiple data management projects at NSIDC and is active in many national and international data committees. He has been a tireless and outspoken advocate of robust data stewardship as a vital component of Earth system science and as an important profession in its own right.

The Charles S. Falkenberg Award, established in 2002, is presented jointly by AGU and the Earth Science Information Partnership (ESIP). It honors a scientist under 45 years of age who has contributed to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.

For further inquiries, please contact the NSIDC press office at press@nsidc.org or +1 303.492.1497.

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