AMOS Medal > AMOS Medal
In 2000 the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society extended its professional activities to better serve its members by establishing a major new prize, the AMOS Medal.This medal is offered every second (even) year.
he AMOS Medal recognises leadership in meteorology, oceanography, climate and related fields, particularly through education and the development of young scientists, and through the building of research environments in Australia.
In particular, the AMOS Medal is directed to senior scientists who have made a substantial contribution over many years, advancing the science of meteorology, oceanography and climatology through leadership, mentoring and research management rather than personal research. It should be noted that these criteria are complementary to those for the Priestley Medal and Christopher Taylor Award. Since its inception awards have been made to:
2000 - Ian Simmonds - The University of Melbourne
2002 - Lance Leslie - University of New South Wales
2004 - Matthias Tomczak - Flinders University
2006 - Gary Meyers - University of Tasmania
2008 - Andy Pitman - University of New South Wales
2010 - Neville Smith - Bureau of Meteorology
2012 - Ann Henderson-Sellers - Macquarie University
Any scientist may make a nomination, whether they are junior or a hold senior position in the organisation in which they work. Younger scientists in particular are encouraged to nominate their mentors for this Award. The Committee has limited ability to seek additional information to that in the nomination papers and therefore depends on the nomination papers to provide a full and fair account of the candidate taking particular account of the criteria for this award.
The Committee’s preferred form of nomination/application comprises:
- a summary of the reasons for the candidature,
- a listing of the major achievements in leadership in meteorology and,
- a curriculum vitae.
Council believes that the AMOS Awards provide an important means of recognising talent both among its members and in the fields that it represents, and it does not restrict nominations or applications to those who are already members of the Society. It is expected that Award winners will give serious consideration to joining the Society and taking an active part in its affairs. Where award winners are not already members of AMOS, Council will provide a complimentary membership for the remainder of the year of award.
Chair, AMOS Awards Committee