21 August 2019 (written by Lucy Arrowsmith)
Charlotte Birkmanis (pictured below) and Lucy Arrowsmith presented their PhD research to a public audience in under 5 minutes at the Fremantle Flying Angel Club. The whole experience was excellent, with all presentations hitting the aims of being suitable for a broad audience, whilst showing the importance of researching our world’s marine life. At the end of the evening, Lucy was placed second having shown how a whale shark follows cold water fronts across the eastern Indian Ocean.
The Annual Marine Studies Award was put together by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to recognise students who excel in marine-related research and training.