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Every three years SANCOR awards excellent performers in science in the marine and coastal environment.  Nominations are hereby invited for these prestigious awards. 

This is an opportunity to acknowledge the sterling efforts of our deserving colleagues.  Click on the links below to download the announcements and forms.

SANCOR invites nominations for the following awards:

  1. The Marine and Coastal Communicator Awards are made to individuals or groups of individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions towards communication of information about the marine and coastal environment to the public via various media at various levels.  
    Announcement | Nomination Form
  2. The Gilchrist Medal is awarded to distinguished marine scientists. The Medal serves as recognition of the recipients’ contributions to marine science, to further stimulate excellence in South African marine science, and to focus attention on South Africa’s marine and coastal environments.  
    Announcement | Nomination Form
  3. The Derek Krige Medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of technical support to marine science in South Africa. The award of this medal serves to emphasize the valuable contribution to marine science made by those who provide the technical and logistical support services that make research possible.
    Announcement | Nomination Form
  4. The SANCOR Young Researchers Award has been established to acknowledge a new generation of scientists and to encourage research excellence in science in the marine and coastal environment.
    Announcement | Nomination Form




The awards are hosted under the auspices of SANCOR and will be presented at the banquet evening of the 16th Southern African Marine Science Symposium (SAMSS) which will be held in Port Elizabeth, 4-7 July 2017.


We welcome your nominations by 28 February 2017


To submit your nomination(s), please complete the relevant form and email it to, with the subject heading “SANCOR Award Nomination”. Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged within 3 days. Please enquire if you have not received an acknowledgement.