[Coral-List] Peter Benchley Ocean Awards
jim.hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Oct 15 13:40:31 EDT 2015
Perhaps you know of a candidate or two:
*Categories of Excellence*
*National Stewardship of the Ocean*
Awarded to the representative of a nation that has made a unique and
exceptional contribution to the protection, restoration and
appreciation of our global oceans.
*Excellence in Science*
Awarded to an individual or individuals who have provided cutting
edge marine science either through his or her efforts or as
leader(s) of a team that has advanced the cause of understanding
ocean processes, marine ecology and conservation biology.
*Excellence in Policy*
Awarded to an individual who contributes to advancing the cause of
sustainable ocean use and protection based on the best available
science and through the establishment of effective and enforceable
laws and regulations.
*Excellence in Media*
Awarded to an individual or media outlet that shows exceptional
ability in communicating ocean issues of concern to the public in
ways that inform and/or inspire people to act as engaged citizens.
*Excellence in Solutions*
Awarded to an individual who helps find or create a practical
solution to one of the many environmental challenges confronting our
*Excellence in Exploration*
Awarded to an individual or group that contributes to our
understanding of the seas through bold exploring and courageous
efforts to uncover new and different aspects of our ocean planet.
**Christopher Benchley Youth Award*
Awarded to a young person who early in life has already made a
significant contribution to marine conservation and public education
about our seas.
*Hero of the Seas Award*
Awarded to a marine grassroots activist or activists who have made a
major and long-term commitment to improving the quality of our seas
and the communities that depend on them.
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