TOS Council members guide the direction and activities of the Society. Representing the broad range of expertise and experience across the ocean sciences, Council members serve a three-year term and participate in regular conference calls to conduct customary oversight responsibilities such as reviewing financial and other reports as well as the developing and implementing new programs.
The TOS Ethics Committee responsible for investigating reported cases of alleged scientific misconduct by TOS members, attendees at TOS conferences, and other TOS-related activities. The Ethics Committee makes recommendations to the TOS Council and also works with Council on other matters relating to ethics.
In July 2020, TOS established a Tiger Team to develop ideas for action on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). A key initial recommendation of the Tiger Team is to establish a standing JEDI committee for TOS. The TOS Council approved their proposal and would like to announce an open call for membership. Follow this link to access the online nomination system. Self-nominations are welcome. Submissions must be received by September 1, 2020.