Three awardees have been identified as recipients of the 2022 Vembu Subramanian Award and have been informed of their success. After accepting the evaluation of applications by its Review Panel, OCOVI informed and congratulated Zachary Briggs, Dishon Heyliger, and Andrew McGregor on their success. McGregor is a graduate student in the University of the Virgin Islands’ Master of Marine and Environmental Science program, and Heyliger and Briggs are undergraduates in the UVI Marine Biology program.
The award honors the memory of the late Vembu Subramanian, noted oceanographer and leader in ocean observing at SECOORA, which has described his life as, “… dedicated to uplifting others”. Funding for this Award is provided by the U.S. IOOS Office. It is distributed through CARICOOS to OCOVI to be made available in the U.S. Virgin Islands. OCOVI gratefully acknowledges the support of the UVI Center for Marine and Environmental Science in the distribution of the awards. The work of each awardee is described in the full article on the CARICOOS site.