2015 Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

8th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

May 14, 2015

Ceremony 6:00 pm   Dinner 7:30 pm  
Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C.

Honoring and celebrating diverse contributions by ocean leaders from a range of categories, including policy, science,
media, youth, and grassroots activism.

2015 Awardees

HSH, Prince Albert II of Monaco (For Excellence in National Stewardship)
Secretary of State John F. Kerry (For Excellence in Policy)
Dr. Daniel Pauly (For Excellence in Science)
The Economist (For Excellence in Media)
Nainoa Thompson (For Excellence in Exploration)
Madison ‘Pip’ Stewart (Christopher Benchley Youth Award)
Todd Miller and Dana Beach (Hero of the Seas)

Honorary Host Committee

Senator Ed Markey and Dr. Susan Blumenthal • Senator Tom Udall and Mrs. Jill Cooper Udall
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Dr. Sandra Whitehouse • Senator Timothy Wirth and Mrs. Wren Wirth
Representative Sam Farr

Host Committee

H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco to the United States
Wendy Benchley and John Jeppson • Angel Braestrup • Randy Hayes • David Helvarg • Wolcott Henry
Tom Lovejoy • Ann Luskey • Dane Nichols • Bob and Sarah Nixon • Marie Ridder • Anne Rowley
Roger and Vicki Sant • Shari Sant • Mark J. Spalding • Flo and Roger Stone