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2023 NSW Scientist of the Year, Professor Trevor McDougall

Professor Trevor McDougall is the 2023 NSW Scientist of the Year

The eminent oceanographer received the award at the Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, held at Government House Sydney on Wednesday 15 November 2023.


2023 NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering Announced

The NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering reward leading researchers and educators for cutting-edge work that has generated economic, environmental, health, social or technological benefits for New South Wales. Read more about this year's category winners here.



Natural Hazards Technology Program

New $1.89 million program supports NSW businesses field-testing technology to fight bushfires and floods.

A drone near an active bushfire.


Natural Hazards STEM Support Program

New $800,000 program supports STEM outreach for NSW school students, focusing on technology for natural hazards management and response.


NSW SBIR program Awards $1 Million in Grants to Small Business to Tackle NSW Problems

NSW SMEs funded to provide solutions to problems including urban heat islands, recycled content verification and biosecurity surveillance.

Folliage growing on a building from an SBIR program urban heat challenge entry


Science & Research Breakfast Seminars

2023 Scientist of the Year Professor Trevor McDougall presents 'What the Ocean tells us about Climate Change'.

2023 NSW Scientist of the Year, Emeritus Professor Trevor McDougall

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

The NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit the people, environment, industry and economy of NSW.