Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 27 | Number 4 | December 2014

SUPPLEMENT • Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later

Volume 27 Issue 04 Supplement
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About the Supplement
A decade ago—March 2005—The Oceanography Society published a special issue of Oceanography on "Women in Oceanography." The issue's goal was to explore why men continued to vastly outnumber women at the higher levels of the field, even as the number of female graduate students grew steadily. We captured our story through statistical measures, longer narratives, articles describing some innovative US programs that were conceived to promote women and retain them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and one-page autobiographical sketches written by women oceanographers. In stitching together this latest compendium, "Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later," the steering committee used the same tools to illuminate both the progress that has been made in addressing career barriers since the last volume was published and areas where further attention might still be needed.

REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES

Introduction to "Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later"
Kappel, E.S. 2014. Introduction to "Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later". Oceanography 27(4) supplement:1–4, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.105.

Women in Oceanography: Continuing Challenges
Orcutt, B.N., and I. Cetinić. 2014. Women in oceanography: Continuing challenges. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:5–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.106.

Invited Scientific Papers and Speakers and Fellow Awardees: Little Progress for Women Oceanographers in the Last Decade
Kappel, E.S., and L. Thompson. 2014. Invited scientific papers and speakers and fellow awardees: Little progress for women oceanographers in the last decade. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:24–28, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.110.

Advancing Women in Oceanography: How NSF's ADVANCE Program Promotes Gender Equity in Academia
Holmes, M.A. 2014. Advancing women in oceanography: How NSF's ADVANCE program promotes gender equity in academia. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:30–38, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.112.

The Impact of MPOWIR: A Decade of Investing in Mentoring Women in Physical Oceanography
Clem, S., S. Legg, S. Lozier, and C. Mouw. 2014. The impact of MPOWIR: A decade of investing in mentoring women in physical oceanography. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:39–48, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.113.

SIDEBAR | A Brilliant Impostor?
Breitbart, M. 2014. A brilliant impostor? Oceanography 27(4) supplement:14, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.107.

SIDEBAR | Mary Johrde and the Birth of the UNOLS Fleet
Kappel, E.S. 2014. Mary Johrde and the birth of the UNOLS fleet. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:23, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.109.

SIDEBAR | Women Exploring the Ocean: womenoceanographers.org Fifteen Years Later
Smith, D.K. 2014. Women exploring the ocean: womenoceanographers.org fifteen years later. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.111.

Women of the Academy and the Sea: 2000–2014
O'Connell, S. 2014. Women of the academy and the sea: 2000–2014. Oceanography 27(4) supplement:15–22, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.108.

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Publication of this supplement to Oceanography was made possible through support from the Office of Naval Research.