Blue Planet Prize Winners
The winners of 1996(5th)
Dr. Wallace S. Broecker (USA)
Newberry Professor of Geology, Lamont-Doherty Earth observatory of Columbia University
For the discovery of the global ocean current known as the "great conveyor belt"and other pioneering research into global ocean currents, ocean chemical cycles, especially the carbon cycle, and the ocean's influence on global climate changes
M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation(Founded in India)
Founded in 1988
For leading the way toward the realization of sustainable agriculture and rural development through research into soil improvement and genetic engineering of plant species and the application of these findings
- Information on past Blue Planet Prize laureates corresponds to their titles and positions at the time Prize was awarded.
- Each year the prize winners give lectures at the "Blue Planet Prize Commemorative Lecture".
- Every five years, lectures together with essays are compiled and published in a periodical book titled "A Better Future for the Planet Earth".
- The video of the lectures are available only from 2009.