After his presentation at the AGIT / GI_Forum conference, Nathan Novak was awarded the 2nd prize of the UNIGIS International Excellent Award. He received this award for his Master Thesis on an innovative modelling approach of Sperm Whale habitats. In his research, Nathan used passive acoustic monitoring to predict the habitat distribution of Sperm Whales in the Central Gulf of Alaska. Specifically, he related the distinct occurrences of sperm whale vocalizations to environmental variables.
The UNIGIS Academic Excellent Award is handed over each year to the best Master Theses within the global network of UNIGIS universities with more than 1000 active students worldwide. We congratulate Nathan on his excellent research and the well-deserved award!