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  • Writer's pictureAaron Salyer

Sam King Honoured with the Kevin Stark Memorial Award for Excellence in Coastal Engineering 2023

In a remarkable moment of pride for our team, we are elated to share that Sam King has been conferred with the prestigious Kevin Stark Memorial Award. This honour was bestowed upon him during the Australasian Coasts & Ports 2023 Conference, a testament to his exceptional work and dedication in the realm of coastal and ocean engineering.

Sam's paper, titled "Nature Based Solutions and Oyster Shellfish Reef Restoration in the Noosa River," has been making waves in the coastal engineering community. It not only provides in-depth insights into the Nature Based Solutions but also delves into the nuances of Oyster Shellfish Reef Restoration, particularly its application in the Noosa River.

What made this paper stand out among its peers was its exhaustive multi-disciplinary approach, combined with its potential to significantly contribute to the current state of knowledge in the field. Sam’s analytical prowess, combined with practical experience, has helped shed light on innovative and sustainable solutions in a space that demands continuous evolution and adaptation.

The Noosa River project, highlighted in the paper, is a beacon of promise. Notably, it was the first endeavour of its magnitude in Queensland, and the results thus far have been nothing short of promising. Such pioneering works underscore the importance of blending scientific knowledge with on-ground applications, something Sam King exemplifies with flair.

This award serves as an affirmation of Sam’s dedication, expertise, and the unwavering commitment he brings to every project. We are excited for what the future holds and are confident that with trailblazers like Sam on our team, the horizons of coastal engineering are set to expand even further.

Join us in congratulating Sam on this well-deserved recognition.

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