Since 2019, the Cousteau Foundation proposes 1 nominee per intake to be recognised with the «Calypso Prize» to the best MSc Thesis research in the area of marine environmental conservation. The JPB ratifies the award winner. At the Graduation Ceremony the winner of the «Calypso Prize» receives it from the hands of guest stakeholders.
Léa Vignaud (Diversity of diet of herbivorous fishes in the Lesser Antilles (Scaridae and Acanthuridae), using isotopic and microbiologic approaches; supervisors: Charlotte Dromard & Malika Rene-Trouilefou; Université des Antilles)
Josu Melendez (Site- and species-related variation in population development of three gull species: The importance of resource availability; supervisor: Morten Frediksen; Aarhus University)
Olga Mosca (Drivers of vocal production in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): functional differences between whistle types; supervisor: Bruno Díaz López; Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, Vigo)
2021 Honor Mention
Melina Sinner (An ecological characterization of shallow-water cold-seep megafauna at the newly discovered Vestbrona Carbonate Field Area (VCFA), Norwegian Sea. A GIS and imagery-based analysis; supervisor: Arunima Sen & Henning Reiss; UNIS in Svalbard, Norway)
Olga (left) and Melina (right) receive the awards from Prof. Mathieu Poulicek (ULiège MER Consortium Coordinator, right) and Prof. Manu Soto (EHU MER Consortium Coordinator; left) at the PiE-UPV/EHU Graduation Hall (September 2021)
Nagore Quintano (A relict Cladocora caespitosa reef in Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos Island: present status and restoration; supervisor: Stelios Katsanevakis; Univ. Aegean, Mytilini, Lesbos)