Norway Honors NRL's Dr. Peter Vogt


5/19/2000 - 25-00r
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Dr. Peter Vogt, a marine geophysicist in NRL's Marine Geosciences Division, has been recognized by the University of Bergen, Norway, for his "international scientific role based on wide-ranging and innovative research in the fields of marine geology and geophysics, in particular in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean." The University Senate, which also commended Dr. Vogt for his "long-standing, active collaboration with the Earth Science community" at that university, will award him an Honorary Doctorate degree on August 25, 2000, in the Viking-era Haakon's Hall in Bergen. After the ceremony, Dr. Vogt will give a guest lecture on the marine geology and geophysics of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea.

Sent to Norway by NRL in 1978 to conduct joint investigations with Norwegian scientists, Dr. Vogt learned Norwegian and has maintained the language through the years while conducting research aboard Norwegian ships. His guest lecture will therefore be presented in Norwegian. Independently, on 17 March, Dr. Vogt was also elected one of four new foreign members (two from the United States) of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Dr. Vogt has conducted much of his research at sea, on vessels of several nations. In 1998, he and his colleagues visited the ocean floor aboard the MIR submersibles of "Titanic" movie fame, and last year he and a scientist-colleague from the University of Bergen spent one week each near the ocean floor aboard the US Navy nuclear research submarine NR-1.



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