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From the President, Andone Lavery

The Oceanography Society is committed to advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the ocean sciences. The TOS JEDI Committee was inaugurated in Fall 2020 with the goals of supporting the TOS community in these endeavors. While one of the most meaningful aspects of being a member of The Oceanography Society (TOS) is the opportunity to recognize and celebrate our colleagues’ accomplishments through the expanded TOS Honors program, I chose to postpone an entire cycle of the TOS Honors program due to lack of diverse participation in Fall 2021. To help us identify and remedy these concerns, the TOS JEDI committee has provided me with a broad set of recommendations, which I am sharing with the community and can be found here. I welcome an open dialogue and input from the community at large on these recommendations and you can reach me at president@tos.org. The TOS Fellows program will be soliciting nominations in Fall 2022, and I invite you to provide feedback on the recommendations made by the JEDI committee to make the call for nominations more welcoming of diverse achievements. Based on the input from the community the call for nominations will likely be revised. Very importantly, for this program to be a success, I also encourage a broad effort in nominating and recognizing your colleagues for this program. Learn more about the TOS Fellows program here.

Frontiers in Ocean Observing 2022

In December 2022, The Oceanography Society plans to publish its second annual supplement to Oceanography magazine on “Frontiers in Ocean Observing.” We are now seeking initial interest in contributing short articles to this document, due July 15. > LEARN MORE

Call for Oceanography Associate Editors

We are seeking enthusiastic new board members who are interested in ensuring the success of Oceanography moving forward and who represent The Oceanography Society’s global community. > READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

Using Ocean and Environmental Data to Address Socio-Economic Challenges

On World Ocean Day the TOS Student Committee hosted a virtual panel discussion with Payal Parekh and James Watson, two oceanographers by training who work with data in inspired ways to address the world’s biggest socio-economic challenges. > LEARN MORE/WATCH VIDEO

Ocean Optics XXV

Ocean Optics XXV will take place October 2–7, 2022, at the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam. Registration and abstract submission is now open. Abstracts for poster presentation accepted through August 15. > GO TO OCEAN OPTICS WEBSITE

TOS Representatives for OSM 2024

We invite TOS members to submit self-nominations for Vice-Chair, Early Career Representative, or Student Representative for the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting Planning Committee by June 15, 2022. > LEARN MORE

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