Qualifications and Rights
A. ACTIVE MEMBERS
Active Members shall be interested in the advancement of the objectives of the Society and shall satisfy one (1) or more of the following criteria:
i. Hold a graduate degree in oceanography, marine engineering, or related science or engineering field;
ii. Presently enrolled in oceanography, marine engineering, or related maritime studies at an accredited institution of higher learning;
iii. Have equivalent experience, as determined by the Society’s Council, in an activity in which his or her knowledge is applied to the advancement or applications of oceanic or related sciences; or
iv. Other persons deemed, in the sole discretion of the Society’s Council, to have advanced the objectives of the Society by activities such as management, public service, policy and leadership or contributions to ocean education.