Bylaw Qualifications for Classes of Membership 2012-11-20T14:09:58+00:00

(from (12.1025) Bylaws v16)

ARTICLE III: Voting Members

Qualifications. Only universities or other nonprofit institutions or organizations which: (a) are organized for educational or scientific purposes, (b) are incorporated under the laws of the United States of America, and (c) have met the following criteria, shall be eligible to be Voting Members:

  1. Program of Studies. Such entity has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to a student degree program or a comprehensive approach to outreach in one or more of the marine sciences or marine engineering fields, or other related fields;
  1. Progress in the Oceanographic Sciences or Related Fields. Such entity has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to progress in the oceanographic sciences or related fields as evidenced by scholarly works of significance by its employees in the ocean sciences or related fields; and
  1. Participation. Such entity is willing to make a clear and continuing commitment to active participation in the activities of the Corporation, including governance, and its programs and facilities.

ARTICLE IV: Associate Members

Qualifications. Only universities, other nonprofit institutions or organizations, or governmental agencies or instrumentalities (excluding, however, U.S. federal government agencies or instrumentalities that fund “extramural research” (i.e., distribute research funds to other entities)) that meet the following requirements shall be eligible to be Associate Members: (a) the entity is organized for educational or scientific purposes, and (b) such entity is willing to make a clear and continuing commitment to active participation in the activities of the Corporation and its programs and facilities, and one or both of the following:

  1. Program of Studies. Such entity has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to a formal educational program leading to a degree in one or more of the oceanographic sciences and related fields; or act as a leader in informal education or outreach, and/or
  2. Progress in the Oceanographic Sciences or Related Fields. Such entity has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to progress in the oceanographic sciences or related fields.

ARTICLE V: Affiliate Members

Qualifications. For-profit corporations are eligible to be Affiliate Members as long as they have met the following criteria:

  1. Participation. Such entity is willing to make a clear and continuing commitment to active participation in the activities of the Corporation and its programs and facilities, and
  1. Progress in the Oceanographic Sciences or Related Fields. Such entity has made a definitive, substantial, and continuing commitment to progress in the oceanographic sciences or related fields.