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Nominations for the Peter Contraros Award

This Annual Student Award is established from 2022 onwards in honour and memory of Peter Contraros for his contribution to the aim and values of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

It is to be awarded to the best nominated paper on the Strength, Safety or Reliability of Marine Structures, including but not limited to the application of structural rules, the historical development of such rules and analysis of events that stipulated their development, innovations and use of new materials, corrosion, fatigue, or other relevant subjects. The award will be made annually, and will accept papers not older than 2 years. In this edition it will include papers from 2019 onwards.

Eligibility for the award need not be limited to membership in RINA. The nominees should be undergraduate or postgraduate students whose research has pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge in the Strength/Safety/Reliability of Marine Structures and the related fields.

Nominations are now invited for the 2021 Peter Contraros Award. Individuals may not nominate themselves. The nominated paper should be by an individual describing the research and its potential contribution to improving Strength, Safety or Reliability of Marine Structures. Nominations should be received by the 1st September 2022.


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