Previous Meeting Prize winners

2016

  • The Norman Heaps prize: 
  • The Cath Allen Prize:
  • The President’s Photographic Competition: 
2014
  • The Norman Heaps prize: 
  • The Cath Allen Prize: 
  • The President’s Photographic Competition: 
2012
  • The Norman Heaps prize: Charlotte Williams, National Oceanography Centre
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Benjamin Webber, University of East Anglia
  • The President’s Photographic Competition: Damien Guihen, British Antarctic Survey

2010

  • The Norman Heaps prize : Loic Jullion, National Oceanography Centre
  • The Cath Allen Prize: John Prytherch, National Oceanography Centre
  • The President’s Photographic Competition: Loic Jullion, National Oceanography Centre (Cold, wet and salty deployment in the Southern Ocean) (topic was ‘ Marine Scientists at work’)
  • The Challenger / IMarEst / SUT undergraduate dissertation prize (£500): Anna Belcher, University of Southampton (supervisor Eric Achterberg)

2008

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Patrick Martin, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton; Emily Venables,Scottish Association for Marine Science; Claire Hughes, University of East Anglia; Alberto Naviera Garabato,National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Note, several people were also Commended at this conference but are not listed here.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Jonathan Sharples, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
  • The President's Photographic Competition: Phil Williamson, University of East Anglia (Crossing the Dee estuary) (topic was 'Sea and Sky')
  • The Sarah Jones Prize for best poster or talk relating to “particles in the sea”: Tom Rippeth, Bangor University

2006

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Anna Hickman, University of Southampton, Southampton
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Claire Postlethwaite, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
  • The Presidents Competition: Peter Miller (whale skull)   (topic 'Flotsam and jetsam')

2004

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Sally Thorpe, British Antarctic Survey; Alberto Naveira-Garabato, University of East Anglia.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Sandy Thomalla, Southampton Oceanography Centre.
  • Four posters were highly commended: Tom Bell, University of East Anglia; Claire Holeton, Southampton Oceanography Centre; Toby Tyrrell, Southampton Oceanography Centre; James Percival, University of Reading.
  • The Presidents Competition: Colin Stevens, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (Time and Tide)

2002

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Alex Mustard, Ian Wilkington, Katherine Wood
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Katy Shannon, Will leQuesne
  • The Presidents Competition: Alex Mustard

2000

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Ekaterina Popova, Southampton Oceanography Centre; Andy Ridgewell, University of East Anglia.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Melanie Witt
  • The Presidents Competition: Clare Postlethwaite, Southampton Oceanography Centre 'Searching for a previously marked sea-ice sampling station on Saromake, a frozen sea lagoon on the Okhotsk Sea coast of Japan'
  • The Challenger Prize: Marion Ricketts

1998

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Susan Adcock, University of Reading; Alex Nimmo-Smith, Southampton University.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Sally Thorpe, University of East Anglia.
  • The Presidents Competition: Alex Nimmo-Smith, Southampton University 'An inquisitive tom-pot blenny peeps out from a sponge encrusted cliff'

1996

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Stephen Marsh, University of East Anglia.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Mark Brandon, British Antarctic Survey.
  • The Presidents Competition: Sandrine Charrier, Southampton Oceanographic Institute 'Day and Night: Part 2'
  • The Challenger Prize: Stephen Sheard (aerodynamics engineer), Stockport, Cheshire

1995

  • The Challenger Prize: Anne Banks.

1994

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Boris Kelly-Gerryn.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: M. Lucia Campos (Lucy), University of East Anglia.
  • The Presidents Competition: Mark Brandon, British Antarctic Survey 'Deploying a „smart‟ Argos drifting buoy in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica in April 1992'

1993

  • The Challenger Prize: AD Watts.

1992

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Rebecca Woodgate, Hooke Institute.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Sarah Cornell, University of East Anglia; Stuart Gibb, Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

1991

  • The Challenger Prize: Capt Dave Akhurst (BA pilot), Sevenoaks, Kent and Dr Madeleine McDonagh (Chemical engineer at Warren Springs Lab), Hitchen, Herts.

1990

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Tim O‟Hare, Ocean Sciences Menai Bridge.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Sue Turner, University of East Anglia.
  • The Challenger Prize: Chris Hall.

1989

  • The Challenger Prize: Bill Quinton (architect), Skipton, N Yorkshire . Joint runners up: Frances Perry (librarian), London and Ian Fenton (biology teacher), London.

1988

  • The Norman Heaps Prize: Adrian New, IOSDL; Andrew Rees, Plymouth Polytechnic.
  • The Cath Allen Prize: Gillian Malin and Sue Turner; Darrell Sturley, Plymouth Polytechnic; Kershaw, MAFF.

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