This award recognises the achievements of those who are contributing to improving marine education.
Individuals, companies or organisations who have made a significant contribution to improving marine education are eligible for nomination.
An outstanding contribution to marine education could include:
- The successful completion of a program or research project which has had a significant impact on marine education or on the public understanding of marine engineering, science and/or technology.
- A single act or effort which is so outstanding that it warrants recognition, e.g. exceptional contribution of expertise, time, skills, facilities, etc.
- Teams or organisations that best demonstrate innovation in training, development of staff or education of a wider community.
- Initiatives that contribute to addressing a skills/knowledge gap or that contribute to business performance.
Medals and a prize of up to £500 will be awarded to support attendance at the IMarEST Annual Dinner or an appropriate occasion.
The winner will also receive a Videotel course.
Nominations to be made by any IMarEST member, in line with criteria and eligibility requirements above.
Please find the nomination criteria attached at the bottom of the page.
Entries and Deadlines
Entries Opening Date: 1st October
Deadline: 31st December
Dr Inaki Lorono
Inaki very deservedly won this award following a nomination that included the support of 76 of his students! He has worked long and hard to single-handedly transform the way marine engineers are regarded in Spain and within the Spanish educational system, helping them to be recognised in the same way as civil and mechanical engineers. His efforts culminated in marine engineers now being able to sign off and manage marine engineering projects. His students said he "inspired us to love and be proud of our profession, as well as instilling an eagerness in us to make marine engineers great again".