Mick Cook Marine Site Investigation Award


Mick Cook

The Society for Underwater Technology is pleased to announce the new Mick Cook Marine Site Investigation Award

Open to all working in the field of marine site investigations and characterisations globally, regardless of where they are in their career, the award recognises industry professionals who have made a significant contribution to Marine Site Investigation and Characterisation, covering the broad disciplines of Geophysics and Geotechnics.
The winner will receive £1000 and a certificate.
Please submit your nomination by 14th August 2023.

The SUT’s OSIG Committee (Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics) is one of its largest and most active committees with a long history of industry conferences, training and networking events.

Mick Cook, a long-standing member of the OSIG Committee, as well as being a Past Treasurer and Council Member of the SUT, explained the reasons behind the new SUT Award:

“From my own career and involvement with SUT’s OSIG Committee I know the value and importance of peer-recognition of achievements and contributions through an International Award can make to both individuals and industry.

“I am delighted to be able to sponsor this Award and support all those who contribute to the field of geotechnics and geophysics from yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Announcing the Award, Neil Morgan, Chair SUT, OSIG Committee and Lloyd’s Register

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Technical Support Office, Marine & Offshore said::

“The launch of this award is welcome news. It will encourage those working in the offshore geoscience industry to develop what will be needed in the future. The energy transition means we will see ever-increasing demands for marine site

investigation and characterisation. This will be against a background of shortages of skilled resources and equipment to perform the work and interpret the results.

“The resource constraint means getting the maximum value from data will be essential and it will also be essential that the data acquired can be applied to large-scale developments with rapid project timelines. Innovation and creativity will be needed to ensure the offshore geoscience community fulfills the future needs of offshore energy stakeholders in a reliable and cost-effective way.”

Click here to read the press release!

Nominations or applications for the award must consist of the following documents:

  • A letter of nomination or application that describes how the candidate meets the criteria.
  • The letter should be no more than two pages in length. Supporter(s) of the nomination/ application may add their signature to this letter or supply an email that indicates their support for the candidate
  • A 100-word citation or appraisal of the candidate’s research describing their contributions in a way easily understandable to those outside the discipline
  • A curriculum vitae

Entrants do not have to be members of the SUT  – This award is open to members and non-members globally

Entrants can nominate themselves as well as be nominated by friends/colleagues.

Nomination Form

Nominations have now closed.