Dr Nurhati bags WESTPAC Young Scientist Award 2014

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Intan Suci Nurhati, Senior Postdoctoral Associate, SMART CENSAM, for having won the Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award for her presentation on "Coral record of surface seawater density in the Western Indonesian Seas: Implication to 20th Century Indonesian Throughflow Variations".

This award was presented by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) to five of its best young scientists at its 9th International Scientific Symposium at Nha Trang, Vietnam.  Of the five awards, three were given out for the best oral presentation and two for the best poster.

The five winners will be awarded the full financial support for their participation to the next IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium in 2017 (in Qingdao, China) once their abstracts are accepted.

The IOC/WESTPAC Best Young Marine Scientist Award was first established in 2011 for the serial IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposia in order to encourage young marine scientists to devote themselves to marine science, sustained observations and services underpinning the sustainability of ocean and coastal resources to benefit all.

With the financial support of the Government of Vietnam, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), and State Oceanic Administration of China (SOA), 50 young scientists of no more than 35 years have been provided with partial and full travel support to facilitate their participation into the 9th WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium, 22-24 April 2014, Nha Trang.