The Categories of the 2018 Ocean Awards

The Categories of the 2018 Ocean Awards

The Ocean Awards will focus on five topics to recognise and reward for 2018. Spanning a variety of genres we're expecting some fantastic entries.

Click here to see the winners of the Ocean Awards 2017

Use the links below to read more on each of the categories and then submit your nomination here.

The Local HeroScienceInnovationVisionaryPublic Awareness

The Local Hero

2017 Ocean Awards Winner, Dennis Bryan Bait-It, Project Sharklink, Inc.

This award recognises the individual or group that has had the most positive impact on the marine environment within their local community this year. The winner will be a recognised leader on marine conservation issues within their community or organisation.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must either have initiated or taken a lead in influencing a significant effort for the benefit of the ocean within their community, or seen a significant milestone in a previously initiated effort.

Science

2017 Ocean Awards Winner, Daniel Pauly & Dirk Zeller, Sea Around Us, the University of British Columbia

This award recognises the individual or research team that has made the most important scientific contribution to the ocean this year.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must have published or significantly contributed towards a game changing piece of scientific research that can be used for the benefit of global marine conservation or ocean health.

Innovation

2017 Ocean Awards Finalist, Amado Blanco, ZSL-Philippines

This award recognises the individual, company or group that has done the most to drive innovation for the benefit of the health of the ocean. This could include business operations which are not undertaken at the expense of the marine environment or development of the most promising new technology (or technologies) for the benefit of the marine environment.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must have undertaken activities or commitments that will have a positive impact on the health of the marine environment, or have seen another significant milestone towards that goal. This activity or commitment must have been undertaken primarily to benefit the ocean.

Visionary

2017 Ocean Awards Finalist, Global Ghost Gear Initiative

This award recognises the individual or group that has taken the lead on globally- significant actions for the benefit of ocean health. The winner of this award will have shown consistent leadership and vision on ocean issues, going above and beyond others in their commitment to protecting marine life. This can include important policy initiatives and the people behind them.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must have a demonstrable track record of leadership on marine issues. They must either have initiated or taken a lead in influencing a globally-significant effort for the benefit of the ocean, or seen a significant milestone in a previously initiated effort.

Public Awareness

2017 Ocean Awards Winner, Stuart Beck, United Nations

This award recognises the individual or group that has done the most this year to advance public understanding of marine conservation issues, be it through the mainstream media, art forms, in schools, or through campaigning.

Criteria: Nominees for this award must have initiated activities that have had a demonstrable impact on the public understanding of an important ocean issue (or issues), or seen a significant milestone in a previously implemented activity. Be this documentary makers, journalists etc.

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