IMarEST joins the Marine Conservation Society in partnering with the P1 Marine Foundation for its 2015 National Student Awards, which supports research projects from UK students in higher education that can help to provide solutions to the threats to the marine and coastal environment.
The seas and oceans play an important role in our daily lives in many ways: helping to regulate our climate, as a source of food, for commerce, transport and leisure. The UK itself has some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, including over 8, 000 different species and important seabird populations. However, there are still many threats to this natural resource which hinder a healthy future for its habitats and species.
The IMarEST is a professional body that brings together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. As a partner for the 2015 Awards they have contributed the following prizes:
- 1st prize -The winning project will feature in the international industry publication, the Marine Professional as well as being published in Marine Technical Notes (a technical journal). The winner will also receive a voucher worth £50.
- All winners will receive an IMarEST book ‘Coral Reefs: A Handbook for Their Future’
This is in addition to the original prizes which are £1000 for the winner, £500 for one runner up and the Wakefield Memorial Award of £500.
The entries will be judged by a panel which includes Dr Laura Foster, Marine Conservation Society Pollution Programme Manager; Maya Plass, Marine Biologist and Presenter; Kirsty Schneeberger MBE, Advisor at UNFCCC and co-founder of Beautiful Corporations and Dr Trevor Dixon, Marine Pollution Specialist at Advisory Committee of the Protection of the Sea.
The IMarEST has demonstrated its commitment to the next generation of marine professionals by offering complimentary student membership to all students on marine related courses. This gives students access to a number of valuable resources to support them throughout their undergraduate and post graduate studies. For more information please visit http://www.imarest.org/membership/membership-registration/upgrade-your-membership/student-member-simarest
The deadline for entries is 12th December. For more information or to enter, please visit: www.p1marinefoundation.com/Awards.ink
P1 Marine Foundation is a UK registered charity focused on safeguarding and protecting the marine environment through awareness, education and partnerships. For further information please contact Sabrina Taseer, P1 Marine Foundation, Projects and Development Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the international membership body and learned society for professionals operating in the spheres of marine engineering, science, or technology. It has registered charity status in the UK. It has a worldwide membership of 17, 000 individuals based in over 128 countries. The Institute is a member of the UK Science Council and a licensed body of the Engineering Council UK.