[Coral-List] Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

Jim Hendee 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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