2017 - Living at the Edge: Transforming Margins. The University of Auckland, Hawkes Bay Regional Council, GNS Science, NIWA, Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, Lincoln University.
2018 - Hilke Giles: Bachelor of Laws and Kate Davies: Trans Tasman collaborations to address cumulative effects.
2017 - Lucy Underwood: Attendance at United Nations Ocean Conference in New York.
2016 - Peter Quilter: Attendance at UNESCO-IHE short courses in the United Kingdom.
2015 - Shane Orchard: development of Participatory GIS for coastal mapping.
2018 - Dana Clark: Environmental metabarcoding as a novel tool for coastal management. University of Waikato.
2017 - Samuel Thomas: Does size matter in ecosystem functioning? University of Otago.
2016 - Ross Martin: Large scale remote sensing of estuarine seagrass condition. University of Waikato.
2015 - Ben Robertson: Development of a cost-effective trophic state assessment protocol for shallow, temperate, tidal lagoon estuaries. University of Otago.
2014 - Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher: The role of cross-boundary subsidies of macrophyte detritus in soft sediment ecosystem function. University of Waikato.
2013 - Shawn Harrison: Modelling sediment exchange at ebb-tide deltas. University of Waikato.
2012 - Claire Kain: Characterising paleotsunami: applying new analytical methods to obtain wave direction and flow velocity data from prehistoric tsunami sediments in New Zealand.
2018 - Prajakta Niphadkar: Sea Level Variability around New Zealand: Observations, Projections and Contributions. University of Auckland.
2017 - Craig MacDonnell: A new ecological eye in the sky: Characterisation of small scale vegetation distribution and geomorphological evolution of a coastal restoration program using Remotely Piloted Aircraft System for 4-dimentional mapping. University of Otago.
2016 - Hannah Payne-Harker: Ecosystems services based approach to coastal management in New Zealand. University of Otago.
2015 - Hannah Berger: Characterising landscape and sea level dynamics to predict shoreline responses over the next 100+ years in a high-energy coastal setting. University of Canterbury.
2014 - Josie Crawshaw: To what etent does benthic infauna stimulate dentrification in eutrophic sediments? University of Otago.
2013 - Kathryn McLaughlin: Dispersal and storage of Ammophila arearia (marram grass) seed in transgressive dune systems. University of Otago.
2012 - Edwin Ainley: Depositional effects of sediments on the ecological performance of subtidal seaweeds. University of Auckland.
2018 - Vanessa Taikato: Ahumoana tawhito (ancient aquaculture): archaeological evidence and the science behind traditional translocation methods of a bivalve shellfish. University of Waikato.
2017 - Emma O'Brien: University of Auckland; Matthew House: University of Waikato; Kelsey Handley: University of Canterbury; Emma Woods: Massey University.