04 Apr 2023

Denny Medal awarded to best research papers in marine engineering, technology and operational oceanography

L-R: Johannes Röhrs, Gerasimos Theotokatos, Martin Shaw, Wenwen Liu, Jun Hui Tam, Yuanchang Liu

It is with great pleasure that the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) announces the 2022, 2021 and 2020 winners of the Denny Silver Gilt Medal. The medal is awarded to the best paper published in the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) and the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO). The medal is awarded to the lead author by the IMarEST’s Council.

The journals’ editors and the Publications Supervisory Board members selected the best papers from those published in that year and the winners were awarded their medals at the IMarEST’s Council meeting on Thursday 30th March 2023. As there have been no awards ceremonies in recent years due to Covid, winners for 2020 and 2021 were announced alongside the 2022 winners.

In selecting the winner, the editors reflect on both journals’ ambitions to explore the latest developments in the field for industrial practitioners and academia. The editors take into consideration the technical quality of the paper and the accuracy and completeness of the content. They also considered such factors as originality, significance to the research community, impact, and the clarity of presentation.

The winning papers are:

Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (JMET)

2022: Filtering based multi-sensor data fusion algorithm for a reliable unmanned surface vehicle navigation.

Wenwen Liu, Yuanchang Liu & Richard Bucknall

2021: Overview of performing shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship compatibility studies for LNG bunker vessels

Jun Hui Tam

2020: Simulation-based investigation of a marine dual-fuel engine

Gerasimos Theotokatos, Sokratis Stoumpos, Victor Bolbot, Evangelos Boulougouris

Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO)

2022: Copernicus Ocean State Report, Issue 6

Neville Smith, Karina von Schuckmann, Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Ananda Pascual, Samuel Djavidnia, Pierre Brasseur, Marilaure Grégoire

2021: Surface currents in operational oceanography: Key applications, mechanisms, and methods

Johannes Röhrs, Graig Sutherland, Gus Jeans, Michael Bedington, Ann Kristin Sperrevik, Knut-Frode Dagestad, Yvonne Gusdal, Cecilie Mauritzen, Andrew Dale and Joseph H. LaCasce 

2020: Observation impact statement on satellite sea surface salinity data from two operational global ocean forecasting systems

Matthew Martin, Elisabeth Rémy, Benoît Tranchant, Robert King, Eric Greiner and Craig Donlon