Friday, 25 November 2011

Queen’s Anniversary Prize for SMRU

The Sea Mammal Research Unit, a world-leading centre in applied research, has been declared among the winners in the Diamond Jubilee Round of The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its active role in the promotion of best practice in the health and governance of the ocean environment. SMRU’s academic staff and teams of postgraduate students use innovative monitoring techniques to track the effect that human exploitation of the oceans has upon marine mammals, and particularly upon seals, whales and dolphins. As the consequences of this exploitation become ever more apparent, research undertaken at SMRU makes a vital contribution to the formation of national policies. [press link]