INDUSTRY: SUT announces new underwater robotics award

Recognition for those who have made outstanding contributions to their field

Author: Pat
19th December 2020
 

Gwyn Griffiths MBE and former SUT president

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) introduced the Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award at its recent annual general meeting.

President of Council, Judith Patten MBE said: “SUT’s International Panel on Underwater Robotics is honoured to announce the creation of the Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award (GGURA).

will encourage the up-and-coming generation of underwater robotics worker

“The award recognises people in the early to mid-stages of their career (and under 40 years old) who have made outstanding contributions to their field in underwater robotics.

“The award may be for industry/commercial, research and/or creative activity in underwater robotics.”

The winner will receive £500, a certificate and an engraved award.

Neil Bose, Chair of the Panel on Underwater Robotics stated: “Members of the Panel on Underwater Robotics were excited by Professor Gwyn Griffiths’ generosity in supporting this award and were especially enthusiastic that it should be an early to mid-career award to encourage the up-and-coming generation of underwater robotics workers in their careers.”

Gwyn Griffiths MBE, a Past President of the SUT added: “As a vibrant, forward-looking learned Society the SUT is at the forefront of encouraging and facilitating international cooperation in Underwater Robotics.

“From my own career I know that peer-recognition of achievements through an international Award can make a substantial and lasting difference. These have been times for reflection, and by enabling this new Underwater Robotics Award I am delighted to support the innovators of today and tomorrow.”

For information on nominations or applications for a GGURA visit www.sut.org/gwyn-griffiths-underwater-robotics-award-ggura/

All applications/nominations must be received by 14 February 2021.

 
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