Shoal Group (Shoal) has been named finalist in four categories of the Australian Space Awards, the premier event to honour outstanding individuals and businesses making significant contributions to the space sector.
The finalist list, which was announced on Monday, 3 April 2023, features over 150 high-achieving professionals across 21 submission-based categories. Shoal was announced as finalist in SME of the Year, with individual team members announced as finalists as follows:
- Daniel Keeley, Engineer of the Year
- Tom Cernev, Rising Star of the Year
- Meaghan Munro, Graduate of the Year.
“Being named a finalist in four categories is testament to over two decades of experience in space and the stellar people we have at Shoal,” said Shoal’s CEO, Shaun Wilson. “Through our expertise in Systems Engineering and Analysis, Shoal directly supported nearly every sector outlined as a National Space Priority Area.”
National Space Priority Areas include:
- Position, Navigation and Timing
- Earth Observation
- Space situational awareness (SSA) / Space Domain Awareness (SDA)
- Communications technologies and services
- Leapfrog R&D
- Access to Space
- Robotics and automation.
These esteemed awards celebrate the foremost companies and experts in the field of space, acknowledging their exceptional accomplishments over the previous year and their efforts in advancing Australia’s space capabilities.
Space Connect’s editor, Adam Thorn said:
“The last 12 months have been transformative for our local industry, and all of our nominees were at the forefront of turning Australia’s space sector into a world leader. Huge congratulations to all of those shortlisted.”
The Australian Space Awards will be held in Sydney on 17 May 2023. Find out more.