By Stefania Sparnocchia, IAPSO Secretary General
21 July, 2020
The 2021 Prince Albert I Medal: Call for nominations
Dear IAPSO National Correspondents, Executive Committee Members and other IAPSO Scientists,
On behalf of the 2021 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 I Medal for the year 2021. All nominations should reach us by 20 October, 2020.
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.
For information concerning the medal, nomination procedure and previous medal winners, see http://iapso.iugg.org/awards-and-honors/the-prince-albert-i-medal25.html.
Nominations must be submitted to the Secretary General of IAPSO, Dr. Stefania Sparnocchia, at email@example.com and in copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Assembly where the medal is to be conferred. IAPSO will cover the necessary travel expenses for this purpose. Since due to the Covid-19 pandemic the IACS-IAMAS-IAPSO Joint Assembly scheduled for Busan, Republic of Korea, in 2021 has been cancelled, the next suitable Assembly will be IUGG 2023, in Berlin, Germany. However we are currently investigating the possibility of holding also an online Memorial talk in 2021.
The following requirements for nominations must be adhered to:
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.
IAPSO does not accept self-nominations. For purposes of definition, nominations solicited by a nominee are considered self-nominations.
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.
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.
Nominators are responsible for extracting and editing the material accompanying their nominations. Excessively long attachments may be discarded by the Award Committee.
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 will be submitted by e-mail to the Secretary General of IAPSO.
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, service to the community, etc., and another 2-3 pages listing the most important publications;
3 letters of support.
For further information, please view http://iapso.iugg.org/awards-and-honors/the-prince-albert-i-medal25.html.
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