Colin Mcleod Award
2015 AWARD WINNER - MARTIN DEAN for 'Professional Maritime Archaeology'
2015 AWARD WINNER - MARTIN DEAN
for 'Professional Maritime Archaeology'
COLIN McLEOD AWARD
Colin McLeod was a founding father of the sport of sub-aqua diving in the United Kingdom. In the post war period he was a Director of the sports equipment supplier Lillywhites and during this time imported fins and other equipment to support an infant sport. He was a co founder of the BSAC, being the first Vice-Chairman from 1953 to 1957 and club Chairman from 1961 to 1963. He was made a vice President in 1965 and was an Honorary Life-member.
Colin McLeod was particularly active internationally; he participated on the CMAS committee in various roles from the 1960s to his death in 1985. He chaired the organising committee for the both first (September 1962) and second (October 1973) World Congress on diving hosted by the BSAC.
It was announced at the 1986 BSAC AGM that an award was to be established in his memory for "Furthering international co-operation in diving”, the first award being made in 1987. The award is administered by the Jubilee Trust on behalf of the BSAC.
In deciding on a recipient for the award, the Trustees are looking for someone who is normally a UK diver or diving researcher, has been active in diving for many years and is well known and respected internationally.
Previous recipients of the award are:
|1987||Robert Palmer||Cave Diving|
|1988||Ray Sutcliffe||Documentary Film|
|1989||Bruce Lyons||Holiday Diving|
|1990||Dr. Val Hempleman||Science|
|1991||Dr. Tom Hennessy||Decompression|
|1993||Prof. Paul Ryan||Science CMAS|
|1995||Dr. Maurice Cross||Medicine|
|1996||Reg Vallintine||Recreational Diving|
|1997||Dr. Alisdair Edwards||Biology Conservation|
|1998||Prof. David Elliott||Diving Medicine|
|2000||Sir John Rawlings||Underwater Medicine|
|2001||Dr. David Bellamy||Conservation|
|2002||Peter Scoones||Documentary Film|
|2003||Dr. Nic Flemming||Oceanography and Archaeology|
|2005||Dr. Honor Frost||Archaeology|
|2006||Dr. R.W. Hamilton||Decompression|
|2007||Bernard Eaton||Conferences, Publications and Exhibitions|
|2010||Dr Peter Wilmshurst||Underwater Medicine|
|2011||Dr Peter Bennett||Diving Physiology and Safety|
|2012||Dr Martyn Sayer||Scientific diving physiology|
|2013||Dr John Bevan||Diving history|
|2014||Dr Ian Calder||Diving Medicine|
|2015||Martin Dean||Professional Maritime Archaeology|