Israeli researcher wins National Geographic Emerging Explorers awardIsraeli underwater archaeologist Beverly Goodman
has been named to the 2009 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers, a program that supports gifted and inspiring young adventurers, scientists, photographers and storytellers making a significant contribution to world knowledge through exploration.
Goodman, from the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will receive an award of $10,000 to assist with research and to aid further exploration. Her area of specialty is tsunamis and to further her work she invented underwater coring methods to better understand climatic events at sea and in lakes. Her research could give science new clues about our coastal environment as global warming sets in. Goodman is one of 10 researchers to win the prize.