June 2021 OES Beacon OES Beacon

Reminder: Call for OES Distinguished Lecturers – Jan 2022 to Dec 2025

Nominations close on July 31, 2021

 Venugopalan Pallayil, Vice President for Technical Activities, IEEE OES

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) invites nominations for OES Distinguished Lecturers. The IEEE OES Distinguished Lecturers Program provides high quality speakers to the Oceanic Engineering Community, especially, OES Chapters, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Clubs. Appointment as an OES Distinguished Lecturer is a major Society recognition. The selected Distinguished Lecturers will be approved by the OES AdCom in one of their follow-up meetings.


Distinguished Lecturers will have

  • high technical proficiency in their area;
  • demonstrated ability to make technical presentations that are inspiring to audiences of both experts and general audiences;
  • OES membership throughout the term of their appointment.

The DL nominee must be nominated by an OES member who does not have conflict with the selection process.  Self-nominations are not accepted.  If you are looking for a nominator we encourage you to contact the chair of the most relevant OES Technology Committee. A nomination email to the Vice-President for Technical Activities should include a brief CV (1 page) of the nominee, contact details for the nominee, the nominator and endorsement by the relevant Technology Committee Chair. Please send your emails to vp-technical-activities@ieeeoes.org.

The Distinguished Lecturer Committee will consider nominations, taking into account the diversity of topics and geographic spread of the pool of Distinguished Lecturers, in addition to the criteria given above.


The Distinguished Lecturers will start their four-year term in January 2022. Each Lecturer should submit topics in his/her field of expertise that will be posted on the Society Website. The Distinguished Lectures should be readily available to travel within their geographical area upon contact by the Chapters or appropriate organizations and are expected to add small diversions to their international travels to present lectures as opportunities arise. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Distinguished Lecturer Program based on the availability of funds. The DLs are encouraged to use the virtual online platforms for delivering their lectures, if a travel is deemed not possible for any reasons..

Closing date:

Nominations for a four-year term Jan 2022-Dec 2025 close on 31 July 2021.