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.

2018 Winners

  • 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)

Anais Remili and Karla Berenice Parga Martínez

Anais (left) and Karla (right) receive the award from Ms Janice Collins at the PiE-UPV/EHU Graduation Hall (September 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Winners

  • 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).

 

Amavi receives the award from Prof. Marta Barandiaran (UPV/EHU IIRR Vice-rector) and Prof Duncan Purdie (Soton MER Consortium Coordinator) at the PiE-UPV/EHU Graduation Hall (September 2019)

Floris receives the award from Prof. Marta Barandiaran (UPV/EHU IIRR Vice-rector) and Prof Duncan Purdie (Soton MER Consortium Coordinator) at the PiE-UPV/EHU Graduation Hall (September 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Winners

  • Elisabeth (left) and Mirsya (right) receive the award from Mr Chris Collins (left) and Prof. Jorg Schafer (UBx MER Consortium Coordinator; right) at the PiE-UPV/EHU Graduation Hall (September 2020)

    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).