Prof. Dr. Karin Lochte was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit from the German government on August 16 in Berlin. With this honor Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appreciated the outstanding professional and private work of Karin Lochte.
The decision was made on the proposal of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research saying that Lochte has shaped the national and international research on climate change and environmental protection in the polar regions and the North Sea for many years.
Furthermore, her engagement with her privately-initiated foundation supporting disadvantaged young people was emphasized.
Prof. Dr. Lochte is the SCAR Vice-President for Capacity Building and the German Delegate and serves on SCAR’s Development Council.
Please join us in congratulating Karin on this major achievement.