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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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!

Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment

The U.S. Global Change Research Program recently announced the formation of the new Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment.  Nominations for the committee will be accepted through Monday, September 14.  Learn more

OSM 2016 Abstract Submission opens 7/20/15

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Sloan Research Fellowships 

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Update on Coordination of International Ocean Color Remote Sensing

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