Nominate a leader in coastal ocean observing for the Cariad Award. The Caraid Award annually recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to observing and understanding our oceans, coasts and Great Lakes through vision, leadership, friendship and collaboration. The word “Caraid” is a Scottish Gaelic word, meaning “care” or “love” and is pronounced like “courage.” Caring and courage to do what matters are the attributes that make IOOS work.
Candidates can be an individual, a group, or an organization that has contributed to observing and understanding the oceans, coasts, and/or Great Lakes through collaboration, innovation, and/or a commitment to working with stakeholder.
Nominations are due on December 11, 2020. Click here to learn more.
Congratulations Dr. Ru Morrison
Congratulations to Dr. Ru Morrison (pictured right) who was the first winner of the Cariad award.
Dr. Morrison is a founding member of the IOOS Association and the first director of the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS). His vision, leadership, and collaborative can-do approach was instrumental in developing a thriving coastal observing system in the northeastern United States, as well as inspiring action at the national and international levels. His commitment and passion for ensuring that stakeholders have access to reliable and timely data and information is central to his successes. Like so much of what makes a difference, his values, dedication and passion are what bring him distinction and what inspires us to this day: the work was done with Caraid.
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