Alan Ingham Award

Recognising the very best research, innovation and application by students and recent graduates on relevant BSc, MSc and PhD courses in the UK and Ireland

Prizes & Eligibility

How to Enter

About Alan Ingham 


Amongst the Society's strategic objectives are to:

  • encourage the broadest possible inclusion of people and organisations interested in hydrography and to create a network for their interaction
  • promote the dissemination and free exchange of information between all those engaged in hydrography and related disciplines
  • promote the advancement of education and training for those engaged in or intending to engage in hydrography and associated disciplines
  • offer support and guidance to those seeking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in hydrographic surveying and associated sciences and technologies

As part of its commitment to meeting these aims, and nurturing future generations of hydrographic professionals, the Society is launching its Alan Ingham Award.

Rather fittingly, the annual award - named after the Society's founder, who once said "Perfection is elusive but its pursuit is infinitely fascinating" - recognises and rewards the very best research, innovation and application demonstrated by students and recent graduates on relevant BSc, MSc and PhD programmes at universities in the UK and Ireland.

The winning candidate will also be The Hydrographic Society UK's nominee for the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) Student Award and the chance to attend its prestigious international Hydro conference, where they will present a paper based on their dissertation studies to an audience of approximately 300 delegates from 40 countries.

The winner and runners-up will be formally announced in the Spring or Summer Issue of Soundings and, wherever possible, at the Society's AGM. The inaugural awards were presented in 2017. 

For further information please download the Information Pack & Entry Form below which contains all of the information on these pages or contact


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The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) Hydrographic Professional Accreditation Scheme (HPAS) is now open for applicants.
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