Last Updated: 08 August 2018

AOGS Distinguished Lecturers
Criteria & Selection Process | Reciprocities & Arrangements

Criteria & Selection Process
This document describes the criteria and process recommended for the selection of Society and Section Distinguished Lecturers for the annual AOGS meetings. Normally there will be two Society Distinguished Lectures at each annual AOGS meeting, as well as two Section Distinguished Lectures per Section. The society also offers Special Lectures which feature leading scientists and academics for examining the wide range of geoscientific issues and that promises the foremost in geosciences.

With effect from 2016, out of the present two Distinguished Lectures (DLs) in each AOGS section every year one shall be delivered by an early career researcher including post-doctoral researchers under the title Kamide Lecture (K-DL).

The Society Distinguished Lectures are named “Axford Lectures” in honour of Sir Ian Axford.
The Distinguished Lecture by Early Career Researcher is named “Kamide Lecture” in honour of Professor Yohsuke Kamide. Together with Professor Wing-Huen Ip, Sir Ian Axford and Professor Kamide are the three major founders of AOGS.

Criteria
  1. A Society, Section Distinguished Lecturer or Special Lecturer must have a sustained (for at least 10 years) track record of excellent science.
  2. The age limit of the K-DL is 35 years of age or no more than 7 years after successfully passing doctoral level degree. The duration of K-DL and other benefits are same as DLs.
  3. It is desirable, but not essential, that a Society, Section Distinguished Lecturer or Special Lecturer be either born or has worked in the AOGS region.

Thus Distinguished Lecturers will be selected primarily on the basis of their excellent, sustained, scientific record.

Selection process for Section Distinguished Lecturers
  1. The Section President forms a Selection Committee with a nominee as Chair.
  2. The Selection Committee requests nominations, each comprised of the nominee's name, institution, and a few-sentence rationale.
  3. The Selection Committee uses the criteria and information from the nominators to develop a ranked list of nominees, comprised of the two top ranked nominees plus alternates.
  4. The Selection Committee forwards the ranked list to the Council for discussion, possible revision, and eventual approval.
  5. The Selection Committee is then responsible for inviting the approved nominees and, once they accept, organizing the Section Lectures.

Selection process for Society Distinguished Lecturers and Special Lecturers
The process will be essentially identical to that for Section Distinguished Lecturers except that the relevant Committee will be the AOGS President and/or the Society's Nomination Committee.

AOGS Distinguished Lecturers Reciprocities and Arrangements

Axford Lecturer
  1. Conference will reimburse travel expense for up to Two Thousand Singapore Dollars.
    A copy of the air ticket (with fare amount) and/or official receipt is needed to process the travel reimbursement.
  2. Complimentary registration to attend the annual meeting.
  3. Complimentary invitation for one person to the Convener’s Dinner.
  4. A souvenir plaque.
  5. AOGS will cover the Author Processing Charge (800 Euros) for publishing the presented paper in Geoscience Letters, the society’s official journal.

Section Distinguished Lecturer
  1. Conference will reimburse travel expense for up to Five Hundred Singapore Dollars. A copy of the air ticket (with fare amount) and/or official receipt is needed to process the travel reimbursement.
  2. Complimentary conference registration to attend the annual meeting.
  3. Complimentary invitation for one person to the Conveners’ Dinner.
  4. A souvenir plaque.
  5. AOGS will cover the Author Processing Charge (800 Euros) for publishing the presented paper in Geoscience Letters, the society’s official journal.

Special Lecturer
  1. Complimentary conference registration to attend the annual meeting.
  2. Complimentary invitation for one person to the Conveners’ Dinner.
  3. A souvenir plaque.
  4. AOGS will cover the Author Processing Charge (800 Euros) for publishing the presented paper in Geoscience Letters, the society’s official journal.

Public Lecturer
  1. Complimentary invitation for one person to the Conveners’ Dinner
  2. A souvenir plaque.