This award recognises the achievement of engineers, scientists and technologists in improving marine sustainability with a particular focus on environmental sustainability.
Individuals, companies or organisations which have made a significant technological contribution to improving marine sustainability are eligible for nomination.
Contribution to marine sustainability covers either:
- The successful completion of a program or research project which has had a significant impact on marine sustainability, in particular environmental sustainability
- A single act or effort which is so outstanding that it warrants recognition, e.g. exceptional contribution of expertise, time, skills, facilities, etc.
Medals and a cash prize of up to £500 will be awarded to support attendance at the IMarEST Annual Dinner or an appropriate occasion.
Nominations can be made by any IMarEST member, in line with the 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
Previous Winner 2016:
Abigail won the award for her work as a director of the Biosphere Foundation - implementing community-based, sustainable conservation programmes, creating educational programmes that inspire people to care for the biosphere and get involved in making a difference, and providing a public and unbiased source of data about the biosphere. Her commitment is unwavering and in 1991, she was one of eight people to enter the airlock door of the Biosphere 2 project and remain inside the sealed dome for two years in order to explore how human actions interact with the health of the biosphere.