The IMarEST has awarded a £500 student bursary to Robyn Jones who is currently completing a PhD in Biological Sciences at Swansea University, after previously working in environmental consultancy for three years. Her research is aiming to improve baited remote underwater video (BRUV) methods in the UK, with a focus to improve image clarity in dynamic locations through the use of a freshwater lens system.
Robyn is using her funding to attend the Coastal and Estuarine Research (CERF) 25th Biennial Conference in Mobile, Alabama November 3-7 2019. At the conference, she will present her work with an oral presentation and poster. Robyn will also be promoting her attendance at CERF on Twitter.
“This bursary allows me to attend an international conference where I will be presenting my work to a number of experts in the field of coastal management as well as further my working connections. My PhD focuses on the application of different camera methods for assessing biodiversity in dynamic coastal environments associated with marine renewable developments. I have been a member of IMarEST now for a number of years and enjoy its links between biological science and engineering which have been an important part of my PhD research.” Robyn Jones, PhD student, Swansea University, SIMarEST
At the IMarEST, one of our core aims is to develop the next generation of marine professionals. The student bursaries provide opportunities for our student members to attend international conferences and network, whilst sharing and contributing their knowledge.
The IMarEST bursaries are targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, cadets and apprentices who are studying or working in the marine engineering, marine science and marine technology disciplines and related topics. The bursaries aim to encourage and support student members to work on research projects or community-based projects.