Call for Nominations for the 5th ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award

Do you know someone, an individual or institution, having an outstanding role in awareness-raising or education relating to whales, dolphins and porpoises in the ASCOBANS Area? If so, please consider making a nomination.

In 2016 it is time to present the fifth ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award.


Who can get it?

The Award will be presented to an individual who or institution that has had an outstanding role in conservation-related awareness-raising or education. The first ASCOBANS Award went to Hel Marine Station, Poland, in 2005. A second one was awarded to Petra Deimer and her NGO Society for the Conservation of Marine Mammals (GSM) in 2007. In 2009, Peter Evans received the third Award, acknowledging his role in connection with the Sea Watch Foundation and the European Cetacean Society. Our most recent winner was Mats Amundin, who received the Award in 2012.

More information on the Award and its winners can be found on the ASCOBANS website.


Who can make nominations?

Anyone, actually: Parties, NGOs or others are warmly invited to make nominations for the award, which should be supported by information on the nominee’s relevant activities. The nominations should reach the Secretariat by 31 December 2015.

All nominations received by the deadline will be presented to the jury formed by the 22nd Advisory Committee Meeting (AC22). Their decision will be based on which initiative has made the most valuable contribution to the aims of the Agreement.


When will the Award be presented?

The formal presentation of the award will take place during the 8th Meeting of Parties to ASCOBANS, which will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from 30 August to 1 September 2016.


We are looking forward to receiving your nominations! For any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the ASCOBANS Secretariat.

Last updated on 10 November 2015

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