P1 Marine Foundation launches 2013 National Student Awards

19 March 2013 London:P1 Marine Foundation, a UK-based international charity focused on safeguarding and restoring the marine environment, has announced the launch of this year's National Student Awards which recognise and reward students who are working on, or who have developed, an outstanding project in the marine and environmental field with the potential to have a positive and sustainable impact.

The entries will be judged by a panel of scientists, environmental leaders and specialists from marine-related industries which include Paul Holthus, Executive Director at the World Ocean Council and Dr Trevor Dixon, Marine Pollution Specialist at Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea.

The Awards are open to students at all levels of higher education in the UK and the deadline is 31st July, with winners being announced at an Awards evening in London in October. For more information or to enter please visit our website:

The inaugural National Student Awards in 2012 attracted high-quality entries from college and university students throughout the UK. Last year's winners were undergraduate Douglas Conway at Newcastle University, who designed a combined alternative energy solution of tidal and wind power, and Loughborough University postgraduate Paul Barker, whose project was based on real-time sonar measurement and how this affects marine life.

“We were delighted both with the quantity and quality of the entries last year and this year the judges will particularly be looking for projects which demonstrate innovative thinking and ideally propose practical solutions.” said Sabrina Taseer, P1 Marine Foundation’s Projects and Development Manager

A major aim of the P1 Marine Foundation is to forge strong ties with academic establishments across the UK. Established in September 2010, the Foundation contributes to ground-breaking research by recognising and supporting the role of educational establishments and acknowledging their outstanding academics through a variety of projects, including the National Student Awards.

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For further information: Sabrina Taseer, P1 Marine Foundation Projects and Development Manager by email: