Call for Nominations for UNOLS Council Positions

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Above photo c/o Uriel Zajaczkovski, WHOI 

~ Call for Nominations ~

UNOLS Council Positions
[Nomination Deadline: August 31, 2018]


The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) is an organization of academic oceanographic institutions working in cooperation with agencies of the U.S. Federal Government to ensure broad access to modern, well-operated, state-of-the-art research vessels, submersibles, aircraft, and facilities required to support a healthy and vigorous research and education program in the ocean sciences. Currently, UNOLS is actively engaged in academic research fleet modernization efforts, in outreach initiatives for early career scientists, and in efforts to promote a positive work environment at sea.  The future fleet composition, capacity, and user demand, along with budgetary realities are all areas that UNOLS will continue to evaluate and provide advice to the federal agencies that support ocean science facilities.  Individuals who wish to contribute to these and other UNOLS efforts are needed to fill UNOLS Council seats. The UNOLS Council members represent and act on behalf of the UNOLS membership as the operating and governing body of UNOLS.

A Nominating Committee that includes Bruce Appelgate, Kipp Shearman and Elizabeth Sikes has been formed to prepare a slate of candidates.  Nominations are being sought from UNOLS institutions to fill five Council positions opening in 2018.  Requirements* for the positions are as follows: 

  • Chair-Elect Position - affiliation with any UNOLS institution
  • One Operator Position - affiliation with a UNOLS facility operator institution 
  • One Non-Operator Position - affiliation with a UNOLS institution other than a facility operator 
  • Two At-Large Position - affiliation with any UNOLS institution.

Nominations for the slate may be submitted by anyone affiliated with a UNOLS institution to <office@unols.org>.  Self-nominations are welcome.  A 2-page CV and statement of interest should accompany all nominations. Nominations are due by August 31, 2018.  Nominations are reviewed by the UNOLS Nominating Committee that gives due consideration to the qualifications of the individuals nominated, as well as to maintenance of regional and disciplinary balance on the Council.  The committee will then recommend a slate of candidates that will be voted upon by the UNOLS membership in the fall. For more information about UNOLS and its activities, please visit the website, http://www.unols.org.  The UNOLS Charter is located at:  https://www.unols.org/what-unols/unols-charter 

Note:  * To maintain institutional diversity on the Council, applicants should be from institutions other than those that will continue to be represented on the Council.   These institutions are: VIMS, U. Washington, Rutgers, OSU, and U. South Carolina.