The nominating institution GEOMAR on the breakthrough:
Dr. Micallef’s work highlights the important role that offshore groundwater systems play for the geological and biological processes at the seafloor. The work in MARCAN quickly documented the abundance of freshwater below the seafloor. Recent estimates suggest that there is as much as one hundred years of human consumption of freshwater, mostly in coastal areas where water demand is high.
Tags: Engineering, Environment & Nature, Food & Agriculture, Resilience