The World Harbour Project Plymouth team is proud to have won the 2016 National P1 Marine Foundation ‘Seabed Innovation’ student award. We were granted £500 towards future eco-engineering projects.
More importantly, Kathryn O’Shaughnessy was invited to give a talk on the WHP and answer questions in front of supporters of the fund in London on March 21st, which raised much interest from the Crown Estate, Natural England and the P1 Marine Foundation amongst others. Folks from Crown Estate were particularly interested in how we can ‘scale-up’ our design for application in English waters.
We are excited about the amazing publicity this award has brought to the Plymouth WHP and Plymouth University.
The Plymouth team is planning to use the money to help fund a subtidal eco-engineering experiment using the WHP tiles starting this April. We are honoured to have received this award, and are excited to continue with eco-engineering trials in the Southwest of England.
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