Congratulations Rob McKay, awarded the 2020 Asahiko Taira International Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize for outstanding contributions to Antarctic glacial history, especially through leadership of research through scientific ocean drilling, is an extraordinary achievement. Given in partnership between the American Geophysical Union and the Japan Geoscience Union, the Prize recognizes outstanding, transdisciplinary research accomplishment in ocean drilling. Rob joins an illustrious cohort of previous honorees who represent the vanguard of scientific ocean drilling research.

Rob is the first ANZIC recipient of this prize and we hope others will be honoured.

Kudos to Rob – well-done and well-deserved!