The Challenger-Woodward Fellowship
We are pleased to announce a new award of this Challenger Society Fellowship first awarded in 2018.
This was awarded for the first time at the biennial Challenger Society Meeting in Newcastle and will be awarded to an early career-stage marine scientist who is carrying out research in the field of Nutrients and Nutrient Cycling in the Oceans.
This £2000 Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Society Honorary Life Member, Malcolm Woodward. The Fellowship will be awarded on a biennial basis to an eligible scientist who is a member of the Challenger Society for their achievements and promise.
The bursary will provide support for the Fellow to attend conferences/workshops, travel for fieldwork, and carry out activities aligned to the objectives of the Society for a period of up to 2 years following award.
- Nominations for the Fellowship are sought for outstanding early career researchers, quoting their contribution to the field and evidencing their potential as a future leader in marine science.
- Nominees will have a PhD in a relevant subject and will not normally have been employed for more than 10 years (full-time equivalent) post PhD award.
- The nomination should be submitted by a single proposer with support provided in writing by one or two (preferably) other members of the Society and/or other marine scientists of appropriate standing in the community. The letters of support should be included with the submission of the proposal along with a short CV of the nominee.
- Nominations should be submitted to the President of The Society (email@example.com) or to the Honorary Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) before May 1st 2021.
- Nominees should be members of the Society.
- Current Council members of the Society are ineligible for any award or prize.
News items from the NOC Association and the Marine Facilities Advisory Board
The details of the membership of the Decade Working Group (DWG), that was announced at the May 2021 AGM of the NOC Association, are now available:
NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries | National Oceanography Centre
The March 2021 minutes of the Marine Facilities Advisory Board are available here: Marine_Facilities_Advisory Board_March_2021_minutes.pdf (noc.ac.uk)
Are your institution’s details up to date on the The UK Marine Science and Technology Compendium? If not, please let the Secretary know.
Secretary to the NOCA and MFAB: Jackie Pearson, email@example.com National Oceanography Centre
Report on Impacts of Covid-19
Summary Report on the Impacts of Covid-19 available from the NOCA AGM
Cancellation of 2020/21 Challenger Conference
Sadly, the postponed 2020 Challenger Conference to be hosted at SAMs from 6th September 2021 has also been cancelled.