Dyrssen Award

The Swedish Society for Marine Sciences (SHF) manages and appoints an annual winner of the Dyrssen Award. The award is given to authors of the two best master science theses in the marine field. The award is 10 000 sek for the best thesis and 5 000 sek for the second best thesis. The award was initiated by the 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 for the marine sciences.

Nominate candidates for the Dyrssen Award 2020 / the nomination process is now closed

Master science theses in the marine field approved between July 1st 2019 and June 30th 2020 are eligible for the 2020 Dyrssen award. The project must be within a marine science discipline and be examined at a university in Sweden. Nominations can be sent to us by the student but it needs to include a nomination letter from the supervisor or the examiner. The nomination should include all of 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 in during the SHF annual meeting in the fall of 2020 by video link.