The Oceanographic Society of Japan (JOS) is now receiving nominations for four prizes which will be awarded at the 2010 JOS spring meeting to recognize achievements in oceanographic research.

The JOS Prize, the Prize of the Oceanographic Society of Japan, is awarded to a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to the progress of oceanography. One prize is awarded annually.

Commemorating the late Professor Takematsu Okada, the Okada Prize is awarded to a young member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to the progress of oceanography. Up to two prizes are awarded annually. Eligibility: Members younger than 36 years old on the first of April of the award year.

Commemorating the late Professor Michitaka Uda, the Uda Prize is awarded to a member of the Society who has shown outstanding leadership of a research group or contributed notably to the education of oceanographers or of the general public. The prize is awarded annually.

Commemorating the late Professor Koji Hidaka, the Hidaka Outstanding-Publication Award is presented to a scientist who has published an outstanding scientific paper, as the leading author, in one of the journals published by our society (‘Journal of Oceanography’ or ‘Oceanography in Japan’) within the preceding two years. Up to two prizes are presented annually.

The Young Author Award is presented to a young member of the Society who has published an outstanding scientific paper, as the leading author, in one of the journals published by our society (‘Journal of Oceanography’ or ‘Oceanography in Japan’) within the preceding two years. Up to two awards are presented annually.

Eligibility: Student members of any age, or Regular members younger than 28 years old, when the paper is received.

The JOS Environmental Science Prize is awarded to a member of the Society who has made outstanding contributions to the progress of oceanography and/or educational outreach in the identification, analysis and/or solution of marine environmental problems. One prize is awarded annually.

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