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Call for TOS Honors Nominations

Please take this opportunity to recognize a colleague, mentor, team, or peer for their exceptional achievements and contributions to the ocean sciences. Nominations due October 31, 2021.

TOS Council Ballot

We invite members to submit self-nominations for the ballot for open Council positions. Self-nominations are due September 30.

Seeking OSM 2024 TOS Reps

We invite TOS members to submit self-nominations for OSM 2024 Vice-Chair, Early Career Representative, or Student Representative by December 1, 2021.

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TOS Webinar Series

Exploring Ocean Instrumentation

Join us for this webinar series focused on how oceanographic instrumentation supports advances in research. 

Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 27–March 4, 2022
Honolulu, HI, USA

Ocean Optics Conference

October 2–7, 2022
Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam


Oceanography is an open access magazine featuring peer-reviewed articles that chronicle all aspects of ocean science and its applications.

September Issue Featured Articles

Changing the Culture of Coastal, Ocean, and Marine Sciences

BY Mona Behl et al.

Geoscience is plagued with structural and systemic barriers that prevent people of historically excluded groups from fully participating…

Ocean Regime Shift Is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population

By Erin L. Meyer-Gutbrod et al.

Ocean warming linked to anthropogenic climate change is impacting the ecology of marine species around the world

Envisioning and Writing a Thesis Proposal

By Peter J.S. Franks

A thesis proposal is one of the most critical periods during graduate school. It should be embraced by faculty as an opportunity for guidance, mentoring, and advising…


In this Oceanography section, contributing authors share all of the relevant information on a homemade sensor, instrument, or software tool(s) so that others can build, or build upon, it. The short articles also showcase how this technology was used successfully in the field.

Early Online Release

Gender Differences in NSF Ocean Sciences Awards

By Ivan D. Lima and Jennie E. Rheuban

In this study, we examine how women’s representation in National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences (NSF-OCE) awards changed between 1987 and 2019 and how it varied across different programs, research topics, and award types.

Upcoming Oceanography Special Issues

DECEMBER 2021 | Oceans Across the Solar System

MARCH 2022 | The Changing Arctic Ocean

JUNE 2022 | Building Diversity and Inclusion in the Ocean Sciences

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