NEW ZEALAND MARINE SCIENCES SOCIETY AWARD NOMINATION FORM
The New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Award is presented to a person who, in the opinion of the NZMSS Council has been instrumental in achieving the objective of the Society to advance knowledge and understanding of marine science in New Zealand. The award recognises “a person’s continued outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand”, as well as their role in encouraging young marine scientists and the communication of marine science.
The award is a bronze sculpture in the form of the internal spire of a gastropod shell (designed and manufactured by Wellington artist Nick Dryden) that comes with an engraved plaque normally presented at the NZMSS annual conference. It carries with it lifetime membership of the Society. Any NZMSS member can make a nomination to the Secretary. Nominations are considered annually, but the Council need not present an award each year. The recipient is expected to give a plenary presentation at an upcoming NZMSS conference. This highly prestigious award was inaugurated in 1985.
The NZMSS is grateful for the long-standing support from the Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum who have sponsored the NZMSS award for many years.
NZMSS Award Nomination:
All nominations must be made using the nomination form. In order to produce comparable citations we ask nominators to summarize the case for the nominee under the following headings. Nominators should aim to write concisely and highlight the main arguments in favour of the candidate. Please include a brief 2 page CV (e.g. Marsden style). The Council can make additional enquiries, via referees, as it sees fit. The nominee need not be a current member of NZMSS. A list of past award recipients is available on the NZMSS website.
Nominations must be sent electronically to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline has been extended to 5pm Monday, 17 May 2021.
Please insert ‘NZMSS Award’ in the subject line and the name of the nominee in the file name when sending the completed form.
The recipients of the NZMSS award in its inaugural year were considered “founders of marine science in New Zealand” and recognised for their contribution to ocean physics, marine geology and marine ecology. Subsequent recipients of the award have made contributions across a broad spectrum of marine science endeavour.