Professor John Huthnance awarded the OBE in the New Years Honours
Professor John Huthnance awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours
The Deputy Director of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool, Professor John Huthnance has been awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours in recognition of his contribution to marine science.
Professor John Huthnance is a nationally and internationally recognised leader in Marine Science.
He is Deputy Director of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, a Natural Environment Research Council research centre.
conducts pioneering research on shelf sea dynamics and coastal trapped waves - underpinning our ability to predict the increasing risk of coastal flooding because of climate change.
John serves on the Ocean Processes, Habitats and Biodiverse Seas evidence groups, part of the UK Marine Monitoring Assessment Strategy run by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
From 1988 to 1993 he was the Honorary Secretary of the UK Challenger Society - a charitable learned society promoting all aspects of marine science from amateur to professional.
From 1994-1999 he was Honorary Professor at the University of Wales, Bangor, recognising his leadership of research programmes studying the UK's coastal seas.
John is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool - a position he uses to inspire and mentor the next generation of marine scientists.
Professor Huthnance has published extensively in leading journals such as the Journal of Physical Oceanography, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Commenting on the award, Professor Huthnance
said: "I am delighted to be given this award.