The OCS Lifetime Achievement and Membership Awards recognises extraordinary contributions made by members through the course of their career.
OCS Lifetime Achievement and Membership Award
The OCS Lifetime Achievement and Membership Award honours members who:
a) Have had a significant impact in advancing the understanding, sustainable use and conservation of chondrichthyans in the Oceania region through the course of their career (defined by the OCS as their ‘lifetime’).
b) Have served the society in some extraordinary way.
The award recipient is recognised with lifetime membership of the OCS in addition to any other recognition the OCS committee considers appropriate. The award will normally be presented to the recipient in person by the President of the OCS, at occasions such as the OCS conference, Sharks International, or another suitable event.
The OCS Lifetime Achievement and Membership Awards recognise extraordinary contributions made by members. Consequently, the OCS Lifetime Achievement and Membership Award is not a competitive award that members are encouraged to apply for at regular intervals. Instead, this recognition is reserved for occasions when an extraordinary nomination is received and has been carefully considered by the OCS Council and Committee.