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27.04.2012 11:32 Age: 10 yrs
Category: General

Cape Verde in the Focus of Marine Research

Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde receives Deutsche Bank-GEOMAR-Ocean Award 2012

April 27, 2012/Kiel, Mindelo. During the past years, the Cape Verde islands in the subtropi-cal Atlantic received more attention but not only with respect to tourism. Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany discovered the archipelago off the coast of West Africa because of the their importance for many open questions with regard to marine research and used Cape Verde as an operational basis and starting point for expeditions with German research vessels. In recognition of the outstanding cooperation in research between the Republic of Cape Verde and GEOMAR the prime minister of the Republic of Cape Verde, His Excellency José Maria Neves receives the Deutsche Bank-GEOMAR Ocean Award 2012. Prime minster Neves will receive the award, endowed with 10,000 Euros, on April 27 in Kiel. The laudatory speech will be held by the former German Federal Minister for the Environment and Director of the UN Environmental Programme, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer.

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