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TOS VALUES STATEMENT
The Oceanography Society (TOS) is committed to supporting a community that encourages the open expression and exchange of ideas, free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
These words do not automatically lead to equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion. They are a call to action to reverse a history of discrimination in which scientific communities, including ours, often fail to attain those aspirations.
In response to the current developments in the United States and around the world, TOS reaffirms its core values of equal opportunity and treatment for all. We join others around the world in rejecting hate, violence, and unequal treatment of any individual or group, whether by government agencies or private entities and individuals. We know that our science, and our societies, function better when minds are open, when we respect and care for each other, and when our communities protect the fundamental rights of every individual.
Solving these longstanding problems calls us to act individually and through our institutions. TOS is committed to taking specific actions, starting with listening to the concerns of our members, in particular to those of color and from historically marginalized groups and taking concrete steps to eradicate discrimination. The Society recently established an Ethics Committee and a comprehensive policy on Professional Integrity, Ethics, and Conduct. We are now modifying our Council membership, adding positions for Student and Early Career Councilors. We are also expanding the duties of our At-Large Councilor to include a focus on promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. We look forward to further conversation with our membership regarding these issues and how TOS can best live up to and advance its values.
The oceanography community in general, and TOS in particular, may be small. But if we work together to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, we can build a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future for our community.
Martin Visbeck (current), Andone Lavery (incoming), Alan Mix (past)
HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES FROM OCEANOGRAPHY 29(1), MARCH 2016
FROM THE PRESIDENT, MARTIN VISBECK » WORLD OCEANS DAY
The ocean’s importance to the future of humanity is more obvious to many than ever before. I am sure that many members of TOS are actively engaging in ocean-related activities today and during the week. We have asked TOS Council members to share their engagement with all of us. > Read More
JUNE ISSUE OF OCEANOGRAPHY DELAYED
The June issue of Oceanography on “Paleoceanography: Lessons for a Changing World” is delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the early online release page periodically for articles from this issue. We will be posting them there until the full issue is complete.
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COMING IN MARCH 2020
In this new section of Oceanography, authors share all of the relevant information on a homemade sensor or instrument so that others can build, or build upon, it. See Oceanography’s Author Guidelines for detailed information on submission requirements.