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

OCEANOGRAPHY NEWS

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 ekappel@geo-prose.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

Teaching from Home?

Need some ocean sciences resources to keep your kids entertained,
but also have them learn something? Check out these resources.

Earth Institute Live

A K-12 channel of videos bringing scientific research to classrooms.

Actually, It’s Phytoplankton

Explore Ocean Ecology and NASA’s PACE Mission.
A podcast for kids, families, and teachers.

Ocean Exploration Trust

Lesson companions to Exploration Vessel Nautilus expeditions and
a library of graphics, photos, videos, and activities. 

Marine Mammal Commission

Learn about the natural world and marine science, particularly marine mammal science.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Learn about Earth’s ocean & coasts, weather & atmosphere, climate, marine life, and much more. 

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Never stop expanding your understanding of the ocean.
Learn about the ocean and marine careers.

Aquarium Online Academy

Virtual field trip of sea life and marine-related education and fun.

Discovery of Sound in the Sea

A variety of resources for students, educators, and others who are interested in the science of sound in the sea. 

MBARI: Science at Home

A small collection of activities and lesson plans from MBARI and
various other organizations that can be used at home.

Planktomania

Discover what lies beneath the surface! Marine plankton plays a
fundamental role in the ecology and climate of our planet.

Te mana o te moana

Links to educational resources focused on sea turtles.
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