Awards and fellowships
Members of the CSIRO-PETRONAS
Engagement Team with CSIRO
Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark,
and CSIRO Chairman, Dr John Stocker.
In a huge vote of confidence in the flagship, our efforts across the full
spectrum – support, research and business – were recognised at CSIRO’s
recent awards ceremony:
- Wendy Reid won the inaugural CSIRO Medal for Support
Excellence for her passionate delivery of innovative tools and
processes for flagship and organisational budgets and planning.
- The CSIRO-PETRONAS Engagement Team received the CSIRO
Medal for Business Excellence for working across CSIRO's
research and business capabilities to build a Strategic Alliance
with Malaysian oil and gas giant PETRONAS.
- The Northern Prawn Fishery Bio-economic Team won a CSIRO
Medal for Research Excellence for developing a model that enabled
Australia's most valuable Commonwealth fishery to be among the first
major fisheries in the world to fully embrace both economic
efficiency and environmental sustainability in an operational
Find out more about the
The achievements of CSIRO staff contributing to the
flagship were also acknowledged in the following awards:
- Dr Sophie Bestley was selected as one of 16 finalists
[external link] for her application: Cold
tuna tummies in hot water. She also received a
Tasmanian Marine Science Fellowship
[external link] from the Tasmanian
Government, the University of Tasmania and the Embassy of France
- Jan Zika won the
Cross Young Achiever Hydro Tasmania Environment Award
for his innovative work in ocean circulation, particularly heat and
carbon dioxide transport.
- CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive postdoctoral fellowships
were awarded to Dr John Volkman and Dr Stan Robert's
team for the microbial-rare biosphere project, and to
Pascoe for a project linking human behaviour to ecosystem
- Dr Mat Vanderklift received a 2009 CSIRO Julius Career
Award for his work on marine food webs, connectivity, and assessment
and prediction of impacts of change in marine ecosystems. Mat will
use the award to further strengthen CSIRO's impact in these areas
nationally and internationally.
- Dr Peter Last won the Australian Society for Fish
Biology's most prestigious honour, the
K Radway Allen Award
[external link], for his contribution to
Australian shark and ray knowledge, with particular reference to the
new edition of Sharks and Rays of Australia he co-authored with John
- Dr Trevor McDougall received the Anton Bruun
Commemorative Medal from the
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
- Dr Peter Nichols was presented with the
2009 Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA) Silver Jubilee
– a special honour only bestowed when a nominee is
considered by the AMSA judging panel to have made an outstanding
contribution to marine science in Australia.
- Dr Will White was a finalist in two categories of the
link]: the ABRS Eureka Prize for Early Career
Species Discovery and the People's Choice Award.
- Dr Alistair Hobday received funding through the
International Science Linkages program
[external link] to undertake a joint project
with collaborators at Nagasaki University exploring the
influence of the Leeuwin Current on the movement of Southern
Bluefin Tuna in Western Australia's coastal waters.
- Kyla Drushka (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
received the inaugural
[external link], established to enable one
high-quality US postgraduate student to spend up to a year working
with one of the 10 National Research Flagships.