Previous Award Winners

Terry Healy Project Award

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.

Professional Development Award

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.

Student Research Scholarship


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.


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.

Undergraduate Award

2017 -

NZ Coastal Society 'Coasts and Ports' Student Award

2017 - Berengere Dejeans: Assessment of the performance of a turbulence closure model: along the tidally influenced Kaipara River to the estuary, NZ