Winning students honoured at P1 Marine Foundation Awards night

 Awards winner Lisa Reilly receives her prize from P1 Marine Foundation director Asif Rangoonwala

Awards winner Lisa Reilly receives her prize from P1 Marine Foundation director Asif Rangoonwala

7 February 2014, London:The historic and prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain in central London was the venue last night for the P1 Marine Foundation 2013 National Student Awards presentation ceremony.

After receiving her trophy and cheque for £1000 from P1 Marine Foundation director Asif Rangoonwala, winning student Lisa Reilly from the University of Liverpool presented her project 'Utilising GIS to enhance marine conservation' to an invited audience which included representatives of wildlife and education charities, leading academics, businesses in the marine industry and renewable energy sectors.

Presentations were also made by the two runners-up, Ilaria Spiga and Thomas Stringell, who received £500 each for their projects on ‘The effects of anthropogenic noise on fish behaviour’ and ‘Population dynamics of sea turtles under harvest’ respectively.

The prizes included student membership of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology which is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 100 countries.

The three students will use the Awards funding to continue their research which is helping to shape the future of our oceans.

Picture Gallery

Ilaria Spiga, Thomas Stringell and Lisa Reilly
Runner up Ilaria Spiga receives her prize from Sabrina Taseer of P1 Marine Foundation
Runner up Thomas Stringell recieves his prize from Kirsty Schneeberger MBE, head of the Awards judging panel
Awards winner Lisa Reilly receives her prize from P1 Marine Foundation director Asif Rangoonwala
P1 Marine Foundation Trustees Asif Rangoonwala and Roy Mantle
Awards winner Lisa Reilly with Maggie Dallman Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College London
Charne Green, Peter Griffiths Head of Department for Environmental Sciences at University of Greenwich, and Dr Andy Porter honorary Lecturer at Imperial College
Maya Plass, Marine Ecologist and BBC TV Presenter with Kirsty Schneeberger Head of Awards judging panel
Melanie Rogers from Vattenfall and Sabrina Taseer, Projects and Development Manager P1 Marine Foundation
James Durbin, CEO Powerboat P1 with Charles Green, Marine Energy Asset Manager at The Crown Estate