[MARMAM] ACS accepting nominations for John Heyning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marine Mammal Science

Cheryl M. McCormick c.mccormick at acsonline.org
Thu Apr 5 19:44:32 PDT 2012

The American Cetacean Society is accepting nominations for the John
Heyning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marine Mammal Science.

2012 Guidelines

ACS established the John Heyning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marine
Mammal Science in 2010 to recognize those who have advanced our knowledge
and understanding of cetaceans and their habitats, and to honor those who
have made significant contributions to the field of marine mammalogy
and/or in the development of novel concepts or methodologies that have
marine mammalogy research, conservation, or education.

The John Heyning Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marine Mammalogy will be
presented at the biennial ACS conference and consists of an inscribed
plaque, a piece of marine mammal artwork, and all expenses paid to the

The primary award criteria shall be as follows:

* Significant contribution to the development and/or understanding of marine
mammalogy that historically has and will continue to distinguish their
professional contributions.

* A demonstrated ability to synthesize and apply their work to the
conservation of marine mammals and their environments.

* A willingness, enthusiasm, and proven track record of applying their
professional contributions in novel ways that advances marine mammal
education within a variety of audiences, including the lay public,
students in the field, peer-to-peer development, or any combination

* A history of involvement with the American Cetacean Society (ACS),
either at the chapter (board member, regular presenter, etc.) or National
(Board member, Scientific Advisory Panel, speaker) level, or who has had
formative and influential contact with ACS at the beginning of his/her

A “Call For Nominations” to the marine mammal scientific and conservation
community will be submitted for a period of 60 days, beginning at least
seven months prior to the conference date. The ACS Nominations Committee
will make their recommendations to the National Board, and a recipient
will be announced within 60 days of the close of the nomination period.

Nominating letters should address the nominee's qualifications for this
award and contributions to the profession of marine mammalogy. Nominating
letter must include at least two supporting letters from members of the
marine mammal scientific and conservation community who qualify the
importance of the nominee’s contribution.

Please contact ACS Headquarters with suggested nominations and requests for
information at: acsoffice at acsonline.org.

Nomination Process begins: Friday, April 6th, 2012
Nomination Process ends: Monday, June 4th, 2012

Award Recipient Announcement: On or before Monday, July 30th, 2012

                        American Cetacean Society
                  P.O. Box 1391, San Pedro, CA 90733-1391
                          310-548-6279 (Office)
                           310-548-6950 (fax)
                        acsoffice at acsonline.org

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