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PhD Student Lorenza Raimondi wins prestigious poster prize at ICDC10

Posted by Liz Kerrigan & Lorenza Raimondi on September 21, 2017 in News
PhD Student Lorenza Raimondi receiving her award from Dr. Nicholas Gruber
PhD Student Lorenza Raimondi receiving her award from Dr. Nicholas Gruber

From August 21 - 25, 2017, CERC.OCEAN PhD student Lorenza Raimondi attended the 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (#ICDC10) in Interlaken, Switzerland. While there, she presented a poster entitled "Variability of Anthropogenic Carbon in the Labrador Sea from 1992 to 2016" and was awarded a prestigious student poster award by the committee.

Continue to read more about Lorenza's personal experience at the conference: 

The 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10) is an international meeting that aims at providing an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans. This series of conferences hads occurred every 4 years since 1981 and was first established to bring together the Carbon Cycle community. This year’s conference presented several themes including the contemporary carbon cycle, its trends, variability and observations, the paleo perspective and planetary boundaries, biogeochemical processes and their feedbacks and linkages with ecosystems, climate and socio-economic processes, scenarios for the future and steps toward long-term Earth system stability, as well as carbon cycle research in support of the Paris agreement. 

This conference has always been a unique opportunity, especially for young researchers, to interact with scientists and experts from a huge breadth of disciplines related to the Carbon Budget and Cycle. This year I had the great honor to participate in this conference, presenting a poster on the research I have been doing in the Labrador Sea. The title of my poster was “Variability of Anthropogenic Carbon in the Labrador Sea from 1992 to 2016” where I showed preliminary results on the increased column inventory of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the Labrador Sea.

The day after the poster presentation I was awarded the price for best poster of the session The Contemporary Carbon Cycle - Trends, Variability and Time of Emergence of Human Impacts. The poster was selected and awarded by the scientific steering committee members Dr. Nicolas Gruber and Dr. Fortunat Joos.

This conference was a unique opportunity to network, not only with main experts in ocean, land, and atmospheric carbonate chemistry, but also with young scientists that will hopefully be colleagues in the future. Winning the award was very helpful to foster new connections and gave me the chance to talk and get advices from inspiring scientists.

Overall this conference was a great experience and helped me gain a view of the Carbon Cycle from different perspectives, exposing me to disciplines that are far from my expertise. I am very grateful for the award that I won and for the increased exposure my poster had in this community thanks to it.