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Awards and Citations Committees

   Awards and Citations Executive Committee

Charge: This committee shall solicit nominations for and designate the recipients of special or continuing awards as the Board shall designate. It consists of the chairs of the subcommittees.

   G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award. This award is intended for a mid-career scientist who has contributed significantly to the field of aquatic sciences in the preceding 5-10 years and who exemplifies the standards of scholarship and creativity set by Hutchinson's work in limnology and oceanography.

   Raymond L. Lindeman Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the Lindeman Award that recognizes an outstanding paper written by a young limnologist or oceanographer.

   A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an aquatic scientist who has made extraordinary, long-term contributions to the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education, and service within and beyond the aquatic sciences community.

   John Martin Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the John Martin Award. This award recognizes a paper in aquatic sciences that is judged to have had a high impact on subsequent research in the field. It will be given to at most one paper per year. Unlike the Lindeman Award, which recognizes very recent papers (within 2 years) by young investigators, the Martin Award is for papers at least 10 years old.

   Ruth Patrick Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the Ruth Patrick award, recognizing outstanding research that has had a major influence on society through the application of basic aquatic sciences principles to the identification, analysis, and/or solution of important environmental problems.

   Ramon Margalef Excellence in Education Award Subcommittee

Charge: Solicit nominations for and select the recipient of the Excellence in Education Award, presented to the ASLO member who best exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in education.

Education and Outreach Committee and Subcommittees

   Education and Outreach Committee

Charge: This committee shall develop and oversee education initiatives for the limnological and oceanographic professions, including the production and distribution of educational and recruitment materials and development of activities and materials to improve teaching and research activities. It shall also encourage under-represented groups to participate in ASLO and in relevant professions through subcommittees established for specific purposes.

   Subcommittee on Teaching and Mentoring

This subcommittee shall propose and oversee initiatives to assist ASLO members in the teaching and mentoring of students in a formal, post-secondary educational setting. The subcommittee should address both pedagogy (the science of learning) and mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students. Subcommittee activities may include 1) dissemination of information (e.g., Bulletin articles, organizing contributed sessions or panels, and discussions at conferences) and 2) coordination of training opportunities (e.g., workshops or webinars and meeting mentor program) for ASLO members.

   Subcommittee on Outreach

Charge: Assess the needs of the ASLO membership with regards to public outreach.

   Subcommittee on Online Media Library

Charge: The overall charge to the Image Library subcommittee is to continue to grow and nurture the ASLO Online Media Library. More specifically: Inform the Board of the status of the Collection Strategy for the Online Media Library. Explore ways that the images can be value added; for example, adding information on date, geo-referencing or at least some location identification. Pay particular attention to increasing the number of oceanography images. Consider asking members to donate old collections, and then consider how to obtain funds needed to scan them and get them into an electronic format. Consider putting a call in the L&O Bulletin from time to time for images and advertising the needs during ASLO meetings.

Other Standing Committees

   Early Career Committee

Charge: he Early Career Committee is charged with the creation and organization of programs and the development of initiatives targeted to benefit ASLO's early-career members.

   Professional Ethics Committee

Charge: This committee shall be responsible for reviewing ethical issues of concern to ASLO members, for keeping members informed about these issues, for handling allegations of misconduct concerning ASLO publications, and for reviewing and proposing to the Board changes to ASLO's code of professional conduct and statement of ethical procedures and policies for its publications.

   Publications Committee

Charge: This committee shall be responsible for assessing performance of ASLO journals and for obtaining comparative data on production costs of journals published by other societies and commercially. At the direction of the Board or on its own initiative the committee shall also research and prepare recommendations to the Board on journals to be added to the ASLO portfolio. The publications Committee is further responsible for encouragement and oversight of press releases and popular science writing intended to increase public awareness of ASLO activities and of aquatic sciences in general. Such popularization efforts will be coordinated with the Education and Human Resources Committee. Editors-in-Chief and Managing Editors of ASLO journals are ex officio, non-voting members of this committee.

   Public Policy Committee

Charge: At the direction of the Board or on its own initiative, this committee shall research issues of public public policy and make recommendations for action to the Board. The Director of Communications and Science is an ex officio, voting member of this committee. One of the tasks of this committee will be, at the direction of the Board, to prepare position papers on matters of public policy; ad hoc members will be added with Board approval to achieve needed expertise on particular issues.

   Finance Committee

Charge: This committee shall have responsibility for annual review of income and expenses of ASLO and shall make recommendations to the Board concerning the annual review, annual budget, dues, investments, endowment, financial implications of ASLO activities, and the use of income. The Treasurer shall be an ex-officio voting member of this committee.

    Meetings Committee

Charge: This committee shall be responsible for recommending programs, symposia and publications for annual and special meetings and for assisting with the implementation of these activities. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be ex-officio voting members of this committee; the Business Manager shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member. Meeting-specific subcommittees shall be appointed to deal with arrangements for individual meetings.

   Nominations Committee

Charge: This committee shall be responsible for providing appropriate slates of candidates for ASLO elections (see Section V).

Ad hoc Committees

   Membership Fidelity Committee

Charge: The Endowment Committee is tasked with developing a strategy to develop a robust endowment program in support of ASLO programs. Experience with fundraising is particularly valuable to the committee.

   Developing Country Engagement Committee

Charge: The Developing Country Engagement Committee is charged with exploring and pursuing grant support for developing country scientists (all career stages) to attend ASLO meetings, with support from ASLO staff in preparing and submitting proposals.

   Strategic Planning Committee

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Volunteers Needed

ASLO standing committee members serve staggered, 2-3 year terms, and new members are needed each year for every standing committee. Members of any standing committee may be reappointed.

Ad hoc committees are formed as needed, and dismissed when their task is completed or after 3 years.

If you would like more information about the work of various committees, please contact the ASLO Business Office.

To volunteer for committee service, please provide the requested information, check boxes of the committees you are interested in, and click the submit button. Your information will be recorded and passed to the ASLO Board. Thank you for volunteering!

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