On September 2, OPC honors the memory of all those lost on the M/V Conception in 2019, including our friend and colleague Dr. Adrian Dahood-Fritz and her husband Andrew Fritz. Adrian was a Senior Scientist and Policy Advisor who was leading OPC’s Marine Protected Areas program. She was a brilliant scientist with a kind heart, endless curiosity, and an incredible sense of humor. We miss her every day.
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) has established a memorial fund in Adrian’s name, with donations going towards support for early career researchers in advancing polar science. Donations in her memory can be made through the APECS website.*
On the anniversary of this devastating tragedy, we remember Adrian, Andrew, and the other 32 passengers whose lives were cut short.
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