The Tinker-Muse Prize Award Ceremony 2016 was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, on Tuesday August 23rd as part of the 2016 SCAR Open Science Conference. The Chair of the Selection Committee, Professor Peter Barrett, provided some of the background to the selection of the 2016 Prize winner, while Renate Rennie, President of the Tinker Foundation, spoke about the importance of the award and its progress over the last 8 years. Professor Robert DeConto was then presented with the award by Renate Rennie.
As one of the Keynote Speakers at the Open Science Conference, Professor DeConto delivered his acceptance lecture immediately after the Award ceremony entitled “Thresholds for the Birth and Death of an Ice Sheet”. The lecture covered his own background and collaborations, as well as providing an overview of the state of the art in development and use of coupled ice sheet-climate models, and their crucial role in understanding the contribution of the Antarctic to global climate.
A recording of the live webcast of the ceremony and the acceptance speech are available on YouTube.