2017 Coastal Ocean Awards, Coastal Ocean Research Institute and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

The Coastal Ocean Research Institute and the Vancouver Aquarium are pleased to invite nominations for the 2017 Coastal Ocean Awards.

Recipients are honoured for their invaluable contributions to understanding, conserving, and communicating the diverse and irreplaceable coastal ocean ecosystems of western Canada and the species that inhabit them.

The Awards give priority to aquatic-related work conducted in British Columbia; however, B.C. residents involved in conservation and research efforts elsewhere are also eligible.  The Award can recognize highly significant recent work, an entire career of important, field-leading contributions, or both.  We therefore welcome nominations of both recognized leaders and individuals in the early stages of promising research or conservation careers.