March 2020 OES Beacon

Call for OES Distinguished Lecturers NOMINATIONS FOR 2021-2023 CLOSE July 31, 2020

 Malcolm Heron, OES Vice President for Technical Activities

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 at their September Equinox Meeting, to commence on 1 January of the following year.


Distinguished Lecturers will have

  • high technical proficiency in their area;
  • demonstrated ability to make technical presentations that are inspiring to audiences of experts, as well as to 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.  Nominations for a four-year term 2021-2023 close on 31 July 2020 with the Vice-President for Technical Activities. A nomination email 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..

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

The Distinguished Lecturers will start their three-year term in January. 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 will be expected to add small diversions to international travel to present lectures as opportunities arise. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Distinguished Lecturers Program.