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2017 Champions of the Ocean Awards

2017 honorees

October 12, 2017
The Great Hall, Monmouth University


The Urban Coast Institute presented its highest honor, the National Champion of the Ocean Award, to Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, Director of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy at the University of Delaware, and Barry Gold, Environmental Program Director for the Walton Family Foundation. Cicin-Sain and Gold were honored at the UCI’s 13th Annual Champion of the Ocean Awards Dinner, all proceeds from which supports student research activities at Monmouth University.

The dinner was held at the conclusion of day one of the Mid-Atlantic Blue Ocean Economy 2030 forum, organized in partnership with the Rockefeller University Program for the Human Environment. See below for materials and multimedia from the awards dinner and forum.