Dr Shubha Sathyendranath, a research scientist at PML, has been honoured with the award of the Grande Médaille Prince Albert 1er for 2013.
Each year, the Institute of Oceanography reward those who are pioneering in the field of marine science through their passion and dedication.
The medal recognises highly-qualified researchers in oceanography for their career contributions, specific work or an exceptional discovery. Dr Shubha Sathyendranath was awarded the medal for her work in the field of marine optics, ocean colour and primary production Dr Sathyendranath commented:
"When I see the long list of illustrious and eminent oceanographers who have received this award, I cannot persuade myself that I am their worthy successor. But I understand that this is also a recognition of all the scientific teams I have worked with over the years, here at PML, and also in India, Canada, France and elsewhere, and I take this opportunity to thank all of them, especially my closest colleague (who is also my husband), Trevor Platt. I also remember on this occasion my parents and all my teachers over the years, and thank them most sincerely."
The Grande Médaille distinction was created in 1948 during the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert 1er, passionate ocean explorer and founder of the Oceanographic Institute in Paris.