Associate Membership


We encourage membership in TOS, however, we realize that not everyone wishing to receive Oceanography magazine or support the mission of The Oceanography Society will meet membership criteria. TOS welcomes high hchool students as well as interested members of the public as Associate Members. [Free for high school students, $40 for others]

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  • Delivery of Oceanography magazine electronically.
  • Non-student members are eligible to receive mailed copies of Oceanography as a benefit of the annual $40 membership fee.


  • Associate members are not eligible to vote in TOS elections.
  • Associate members are not eligible for registration discounts at TOS-supported events.

Membership Period

The membership period is January 1 through December 31 of each year. Upon joining, new members will receive access to back issues of Oceanography magazine for that membership period.

More Info

For more information, see the TOS Membership Qualifications and Rights page.

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