No. 23 - 2018-07-07: Prince Albert I Medal 2019, Call for nomination

No. 23 - 2018-07-07: Prince Albert I Medal 2019, Call for nomination
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LETTER TO NC AND EC and other IAPSO Scientists

By Stefania Sparnocchia, IAPSO Secretary General
7 July, 2018


The 2019 Prince Albert I Medal: Call for nominations

Dear IAPSO National Correspondents, Executive Committee Members and other "IAPSO Scientists",

On behalf of the Prince Albert I Medal Award Committee, I would like to kindly invite you to consider and send us your nominations for the recipient of the Prince Albert Medal for the year 2019. All nominations should reach us by 6 October, 2018.

When making your nomination, please remember that the Prince Albert I Medal is awarded to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the enhancement and advancement of the physical and/or chemical sciences of the oceans.

The medal will be awarded at the next IUGG General Assembly, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, July 8 - 18, 2019.

For information concerning the medal, nomination procedure and previous medal winners, see

Nomination Process

Nominations must be submitted to the Secretary General of IAPSO, Dr. Stefania Sparnocchia, at and in copy to, within 3 months of this announcement. Late submissions will not be considered.

The person accepting the medal is expected to deliver a Prince Albert I Memorial Lecture on an oceanographic subject of his or her choosing at the IUGG 2019 General Assembly. IAPSO will cover the necessary travel expenses for this purpose.

The following requirements for nominations must be adhered to:
1. The nomination must be for significant work of recognised international relevance in the physical and/or chemical sciences of the oceans, as defined in the IAPSO Statutes and By-Laws. Work in other scientific areas will not be considered, and should not be cited.
2. IAPSO does not accept self-nominations. For purposes of definition, nominations solicited by a nominee are considered self-nominations.
3. Nominations must come from individuals who are themselves well qualified in the physical and/or chemical sciences of the oceans, and are thus capable of judging the merits of work in these areas.
4. Nominations must be "at arms length", i.e., they must be from individuals who are not directly employed by the nominee, and are not otherwise engaged in research of any kind under the general direction of the nominee.
5. Nominators are responsible for extracting and editing the material accompanying their nominations. Excessively long attachments may be discarded by the Award Committee.
6. Nominations must be signed by the nominator, and must indicate his or her present position and address; if retired, the position last held and the year of retirement must be indicated. Nominations may be submitted by e-mail, but a hard copy of the nomination, bearing the nominator's signature, must be posted to the IAPSO Secretary General.

A complete nomination package should include:

* a cover letter which states why the person nominated is worthy of the award (about 100 words - this is essentially a citation);

* the nominee's CV, consisting of 2-3 pages about education, positions, awards, research interests, services to the community, etc., and another 2-3 pages listing the most important publications;

* 3 letters of support.

For further information, please view

For information about the IUGG General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, July 8 - 18, 2019, see

See you in Montreal.

Best wishes,
Stefania Sparnocchia

Secretary General
The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans, IAPSO
CNR-Istituto di Scienze Marine
Area Science Park - Basovizza - Edificio Q2
Strada Statale 14 - Km. 163.5
I-34149 Trieste, Italy


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