The Joint MSc Thesis Examination Board proposes 1-2 nominees per intake to be recognised with the “Prof. MB Collins” Award to best MSc presentation. This award is offered by the MER Consortium since 2018 in memory of the MER Consortium pioneering promoter. At the Graduation Ceremony takes place the winners of the “MB Collins Award” receive it from the hands of guest stakeholders.
- Anais Remili (Persistent organic pollutants in humpback whales from the southern hemisphere: influence of stock and trophic ecology; supervisor: Krishna Das; Univ. Liege)
- Karla Berenice Parga Martínez (Temporal trends in marine litter at three stations of the Hausgarten observatory in the Arctic deep sea (2002-2017); supervisor: Melanie Bergmann; Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research)
- Amavi Nimesha Silva (Does the biogeochemical effect of upwelling vary depending on the source water; supervisor: Toby Tyrell; University of Southampton).
- Floris Calkoen (Multi-decadal evolution of continental portuguese beaches using landsat satellite imagery; supervisors: Ricardo Trigo & Rui Taborda; Universidade de Lisboa).
Elisabeth Sherr (The role of Science and a Scientific Body in the future United Nations Treaty for Conservation and Sustainable Use of BBNJ (Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction; supervisor: Carlos Garcia-Soto; BEGIK Joint Research Unit IEO-UPV/EHU).
- Mirsya Ekarina Mulyani (Palladium in the coastal environment: speciation and determination; supervisor: Antonio Cobelo García; Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, CSIC, Vigo).