Campbell Fellowship Award in Maritime Studies
The Sidney D. and Barbara F. Campbell Maritime Studies Fellowship Fund is made possible by an endowment established by the family in honor of Sidney and Barbara Campbell. Barbara's father, Wedell Foss, led the Foss Maritime Company in Seattle for many years.
Established in 2003, the fund is to provide financial assistance to graduate students who are pursuing maritime studies at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.
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The 2010 winners of the Campbell Award are Alexander Adams and Amanda Barney.
- Alex's research is focused on using submersibles and marine technology in the private and non-profit sector for research, education, and community outreach via citizen science opportunities.
- The focus area of Amanda's thesis research is measuring community resilience in the outport communities of Fogo Island Newfoundland using established forestry metrics in order to test if these metrics can be used in fisheries-based socioecological systems.
The 2009 winner of the Campbell Award is Barbara Bennett.
- Barbara will focus on strategic ways to involve stakeholders and interest groups in conservation and restoration of coastal marine ecosystems in heavily used coastal areas.
The 2008 winners of the Campbell Award are Barbara Owens and Anna Varney.
- Barbara's primary area of interest for her academic studies, thesis research and future career plans is in public engagement through outreach and education for Puget Sound marine environmental issues.
- Anna's career goals are to bring her own new and improved understanding of marine education and outreach from graduate school to the real world of marine affairs, by connecting the public to the outdoors in the hopes of inspiring lifelong conservation and proper management.
The 2007 winners of the Campbell Award were Peter Soles and Claudia Capitini.
- Claudia will be studying ways to evaluate frameworks and metrics associated with quantifying sustainability for firms operating in the marine realm.
- Peter will be investigating the process that leading shipping companies have used to design complete classes of environmentally responsible vessels for efficient energy use and minimal emissions.
Katrina Hoffman was the winner of the 2006 fellowship. She will be studying the problem of derelict fishing gear and seeking ways to close the gap between sources of and solutions to the problem.
Award winners for the first year of the fellowship, 2005, were Carrie Byron and Morgan Schneidler.
- Carrie studied the decision-making process employed by the Port of Seattle in deciding the future of Terminal 46.
- Morgan investigated community-based tourism, with a feasibility study for a Makah Tribal tourism pilot project.
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