On Thursday 23rd of March Prof. Phoebe Koundouri has been awarded the Academy of Athens Excellence in Science Award 2023 for her contribution to the advancement of the Science of the Marine Environment. This Award, given every four years, constitutes the epitome of academic recognition in Greece.
Prof. Koundouri said:
“My gratitude for this unique honor from the Academy of Athens, the oldest Academy of Sciences in the world, goes to the President, the General Secretary and each and every Member of the Academy of Athens. To the Universities that accepted me as a member of their academic staff – University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Reading, London School of Economics,Technical University of Denmark, the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, and the Athens University of Economics and Business. To the academies that elected me as their member, the World Academy of Art and Science and Academia Europea. To my amazing interdisciplinary team of talented scientists – AE4RIA – for empowering me, over the last thirty years, to follow my passion for developing interdisciplinary systems for the sustainable interaction between nature and the economy.
This award belongs to the people that defined me. My parents Christos and Chrysi Koundouri for their unbounded love and support through my life, my husband Professor Nikitas Pittis, the best among the many renowned academics that I was blessed to be supervised by, and to our children Chrysilia, Billie and Athena that constitute our resilience and sustainability”.
Watch here the full video of the ceremony