The Oceanography Society

The Oceanography Society was founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field.

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Mark Cane Named TOS Fellow

For contributions to the understanding and prediction of the ENSO and the tropical oceans and their effects on climate and society

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Oceanography Magazine

TOS provides open access to Oceanography articles.

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Awards and Honors

TOS recognizes excellence through the Jerlov Award, Munk Award, and TOS Fellows Program.

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Student Membership Is Now Free!

Nurturing the next generation of scientists is crucially important to the future of oceanography. To support this need, the TOS leadership has made membership in The Oceanography Society available free for students enrolled at the graduate or undergraduate level.  Join Now!

OSM 2016 Abstract Submission Opens 7/20/15

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Update on Coordination of International Ocean Color Remote Sensing

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Ocean 180 Video Challenge

Sponsored by the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida) and funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, Ocean 180 challenges scientists to create short (3 minute) video abstracts that effectively communicate the meaning, significance, and relevance of published research to general, non-scientific audiences. This year’s finalists will be showcased at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans. Contest rules and guidelines are available on the Ocean 180 website. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 11, 2015. 

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