Mary Sears Medal

Awarded in Recognition of Extraordinary Accomplishments and Novel Insights in the Areas of Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology, or Marine Ecology

ABOUT

The Mary Sears Medal is awarded biennially to an individual ocean scientist who has made sustained (> 10 year since first publication), innovative, and impactful contributions to original research in the areas in the areas of biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine ecology, along with outstanding contributions to education and mentorship in the field. 

Criteria for awarding the Mary Sears Medal include:

  • Sustained (>10 years since first publication), impactful and innovative and/or transformative contributions to original research in the areas of biological oceanography and marine biology
  • Outstanding and wide-ranging contributions in the educating and mentoring of students and early career scientists in the areas of biological oceanography and marine biology, and/or effective communication beyond the ocean science community
  • Significant interdisciplinary research or education contributions in ocean sciences that extend beyond the traditional subdisciplines of biological oceanography and marine biology

The Mary Sears Medalist will deliver the Sears Lecture at a designated Ocean Sciences Meeting and will receive a free two-year honorary membership in TOS, including all the benefits of membership. The announcement of selection as a Medalist is disseminated via TOS news and social media and Oceanography magazine.

Submission

The next nomination deadline is October 31,2019

Eligibility

The nominee’s work must deal directly with the areas of biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine ecology. More

Nomination Procedure

The lead nominator serves as the point of contact. All nomination materials are submitted via the online submission system. > More

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