FROM THE PRESIDENT, ANDONE LAVERY
We’ve just concluded the TOS Council election, and from the list of outstanding candidates for each position, I’m pleased to announce the following new Council members:
President-Elect: Deborah Bronk
Biological Oceanography Councilor: Kim S. Bernard
Early Career Councilor: Erin Satterthwaite
Education Councilor: Sara Harris
Ocean Data Science Councilor: Vicki Ferrini
Ocean Social Science and Policy Councilor: Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger
Physical Oceanography Councilor: LuAnne Thompson
The list of all Council members is available here, and I am excited to work with all of them on the TOS 2030 Strategy planning process. I would like to thank all candidates who participated in the election. We look forward to sharing ideas for the future of TOS after the newly composed Council has had the opportunity to meet.
JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (JEDI) COMMITTEE UPDATE
Over the next four weeks, JEDI Committee members will participate in a multi-day retreat to help guide them as they work to develop the committee’s mission. Stay tuned for updates!
JANUARY 2021 OCEANOGRAPHY STUDENT NEWS IS ONLINE
Keep up to date on oceanography student resources and opportunities. > Read now
CONTRIBUTE TO THE INAUGURAL OCEAN OBSERVING SUPPLEMENT
In December 2021, TOS will be publishing the first annual supplement to Oceanography magazine on “Ocean Observing.” The purpose of the supplement is to widely disseminate information about the many different ways in which scientists observe the ocean to improve our understanding and support the sustainable management of the ocean and its resources. Most articles will be 1,000 words and one simple scientific figure or location map plus several high-quality photos, similar to the March “Ocean Exploration” supplements we have published for more than a decade. Letters of interest are due on May 20, and should be sent to Oceanography editor Ellen Kappel at email@example.com.
> Read the full invitation letter
THE MARCH OCEAN EXPLORATION SUPPLEMENT IS ONLINE!
New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2020 Field Season is the eleventh supplement on ocean exploration to accompany the March issue of Oceanography. The booklet contain summaries of the 2020 expeditions, including initial results; highlights of new programs and initiatives, many of which were catalyzed by the pandemic; and information on future exploration plans.
> Read the supplement
JAPANESE TRANSLATION OF “TEACHING PHYSICAL CONCEPTS IN OCEANOGRAPHY” IS NOW AVAlLABLE
Masahiko Fuji of Hokkaido University generously translated the TOS-published “Teaching Physical Concepts in Oceanography” into Japanese. The Japanese translation is a great addition to the English, Spanish, Catalan, and French versions of this widely used hands-on booklet.
> Download the booklets
EARLY ONLINE RELEASES
Surface Wave Breaking Caused by Internal Solitary Waves: Effects on Radar Backscattering Measured by SAR and Radar Altimeter
By Jorge M. Magalhães, Werner Alpers, Adriana M. Santos-Ferreira, and José C.B. da Silva
DIY OCEANOGRAPHY • A Simple and Inexpensive Method for Manipulating Dissolved Oxygen in the Lab
By Kara J. Gadeken and Kelly M. Dorgan
Implosion in the Challenger Deep: Echo Sounding with the Shock Wave
By Scott Loranger, David Barclay, and Michael Buckingham
Tribute: Larry Philip Atkinson (1941–2020)
By Gregory Cutter and Louis Codispoti
Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative Trains Students to See Through Turbulent Systems
By Kristina Cammen et al.
Teaching from Home?
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