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The Blue Planet Prize is given annually in recognition of scientific research leading to solutions to global environmental problems.
The 2013 winners are Principal Scientist Taroh Matsuno of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology, and Dr. Daniel Sperling of University of California, Davis.

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Dr. Matsuno has devoted his research to atmosphere dynamics and contributed to international awareness of climate change.

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Dr. Sperling is known as a leading expert on energy and environmental aspects of transportation and has bridged academia, government and industry.

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The program features Blue Planet Prize laureates discussing what the earth needs and how humans can help.