2022 AMSA Award Winners!!
AMSA Jubilee Award 2022
First awarded in AMSA's Silver Jubilee Year (1988) our professional award recognises excellence in marine research and is presented to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to marine research in Australia.
Dr Peter Scanes
Estuaries and Catchments Science Unit
NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment
The 2022 Jubilee Award winner is Dr Peter Scanes, formerly of NSW Department of Planning and Environment, for his significant and impactful contributions to estuarine monitoring and process understanding.
AMSA Emerging Leader in Marine Science Award 2022
This is a new award established in 2020 presented to an early or mid-career scientist in recognition of their outstanding reserach and academic achievements in marine science and the translation of their research for engagement outside of academia and mentoring of other young scientists.
Dr Kirsty Nash
University of Tasmania
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
The 2022 Emerging Leader in Marine Science is Dr Kirsty Nash, an affiliated researcher with the Centre for Marine Socioecology in Hobart, for her impactful and interdisciplinary work across coral reef ecosystems, health, science communication, and gender equity in academia.
Excellence in Sea Country Award 2022
This award will be inaugurated at the AMSA 2022 Conference in Cairns and is intended to recognise the outstanding contribution or leadership potential of an Indigenous marine scientist, ranger, communicator, or educator to the advancement of marine science and knowledge in Australia.
NSW Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Committee
The Reef 2050 Plan Independent Expert Panel
The inaugural Excellence in Sea Country Award has two winners, one of whom is Stephan Schnierer for decades of work on Indigenous cultural fisheries practices through research, policy development and rights advocacy.
Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area
Kimberly Land Council
The inaugural Excellence in Sea Country Award has two winners, one of whom is Azton Howard from the Bardi Jawi Rangers and Kimberley Land Council for his role in expanding the scope of Ranger activities and engagement of Indigenous Rangers across diverse ecological projects.
AMSA Technical Award 2022
This award recognises the outstanding achievements in the field of technical support to marine science in Australia. It was first awarded in 2009. This prize serves to emphasize the valuable contribution to marine science made by those who provide the technical and logistical support services that make much research possible.
University of Tasmania
The 2022 Technical Award winner is Graeme Ewing from the University of Tasmania for his 30 years of support to several research institutes through field sampling, laboratory work, data management and analysis, equipment design, and effective communication and stakeholder engagement.
Allen Award 2022
This award is intended to recognise an outstanding postgraduate student by providing financial support to attend the upcoming AMSA conference, giving the student the opportunity to gain experience and contacts.
ARC Centre os Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
The 2022 Allen Award winner is Peter Doll from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. The focus of Peter’s PhD research and AMSA conference talk is larval settlement in the destructive crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS).