The marine ambassador award recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to advocacy, communication, outreach, policy, and/or public service in the marine sector.
You can be nominated for this award if you can demonstrate a contribution to one or more of the following:
- advocacy, communication, outreach, policy, and/or public service,
- aiding the work of marine organizations, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and/or world-policy-making bodies,
- showing leadership by fostering team-based collaboration or facilitating new work that could not be accomplished in isolation
- promotion of talent/career pool through excellence in mentoring, increasing diversity, and/or creating or fostering collaborative or innovative programs for formal or informal education and training
A trophy and a VIP ticket to the IMarEST's prestigious Annual Dinner in London, where you will receive your award. (The Institute will contribute up to £500 of travel costs.)
Nominees can be any member of the global marine community but nominations must be made by an IMarEST member.
Please find the nomination criteria attached at the bottom of the page.
Entries and Deadlines
Entries Opening Date: 1 June
Deadline: 30 September
Previous Winners 2016:
Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee
Rachel won the award for her work in promoting engineering to the next generation through various outreach activities and talks. She is an extremely dedicated and involved member of the Devon & Cornwall Joint Branch Committee and is also a member of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress and the Women’s Engineering Society. Most recently, she led the Women in Engineering Day at Truro High School for Girls. Girls from schools across Cornwall took part in a range of interactive sessions designed to ignite an interest in engineering as a career, including building and testing model cargo ships in the school’s swimming pool.
Nikeel is the secretary of the UAE Branch and won this award for his tireless work as an ambassador for the marine sector, securing participation for technical talks and promoting them thoroughly to make each one a huge success. He works closely with other professional societies, creating bridges across the marine community and opportunities for networking and advancing marine causes. In 2016, he did a great deal of work for Seatrade, organising two panel discussions that were very well received in industry, and have raised the profile of the Institute.