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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OOI Coastal Arrays Community Workshop

January 5–7, 2016

By the end of 2015, the Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) infrastructure will be fully commissioned. To effectively use the OOI, researchers will need to learn how to access the OOI observing assets. This workshop will provide a forum for potential users to further their understanding of the capabilities of OOI, and to learn possible approaches for accessing the data. Click here to learn more about participating in this event. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 16, 2015.

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