Peter August, professor emeritus of the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, receives Coastal Institute 2022 Distinguished Fellow Award. NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – June 13, 2022 — For their exceptional volunteer service to communities in Rhode Island and beyond, which have benefited tremendously from their knowledge, guidance, and concern for a wide range of coastal issues, a cadre of University of Rhode Island colleagues are the recipients of 2022 Distinguished Fellow Awards, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute. Recipients of the 2022 awards are Peter August, Arthur Gold, John King, Candance Oviatt, and Charles Roman.
“The Coastal Institute takes a broad view of coastal systems and embraces the concept that people, culture, and society are an integral part of the landscape,” said Coastal Institute Director Judith Swift. “Each of our award-winning scientists have committedly volunteered throughout their lives, whether as researchers, mentors, professors, stewards, and dedicated professionals in support of the coastal zone. Their fields vary, but they share something in common. They have served the institute in the shaping of its mission, in the meeting of its goals, and in serving as ever-accessible advisors to its director and staff.”
The award recipients represent work in a variety of coastal, ocean, and environmental areas and volunteer achievements: Peter August, professor emeritus of the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences. Peter V. August: A professor emeritus of the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, August’s research and outreach […]