Dyrssen Award

The Swedish Society for Marine Sciences annually manages and awards the Dyrssen Award for the two best degree projects in marine sciences at master's level. First prize is SEK 10,000 and second prize SEK 5,000. The award is instituted by SHF in honor of David Dyrssen (1922 - 2011), emeritus professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Gothenburg. As one of the founding members of the Swedish Society for Marine Sciences, he spent his career being an active proponent for the promotion of trans-disciplinary research in marine sciences.

Dyrssen Award 2021 - nominate Master student candidates

Master theses in the marine field that have been approved between July 1st 2020 and June 30th 2021 are eligible for nomination to the 2021 Dyrssen award. The project must be within a marine science discipline and examined at a Swedish university. The authors of two theses receive a cash prize and are invited to speak at the Marine Science Conference. The nomination can be sent in by the student, but a nomination letter from the advisor or examinar must be included together with their contact information (e-mail address is enough). The nomination should include the following:

  • The thesis as a pdf
  • Nomination letter from the supervisor or examiner
  • The nominee's full name, address, and e-mail
  • University and Department that approved the thesis
  • Name of supervisor or examiner and their e-mail address
  • Number of credits (högskolepoäng)

The nomination should be sent to dyrssen(at)shf.se, you can also contact us at this e-mail with any questions regarding the Dyrssen awards.

The Prizes are awarded during the annual meeting of the Swedish Society for Marine Sciences on 24 November 2021.