TOS Mentoring Award

For Excellence and/or Innovation in Mentoring the Next Generation of Ocean Scientists

About the Award

The TOS Mentoring Award is given biennially to an individual ocean scientist for excellence and/or innovation in mentoring the next generation of ocean scientists. The Mentoring Award also seeks to recognize individuals who have additionally shown outstanding leadership in promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity in ocean science and/or outstanding leadership in promoting capacity and growth of oceanography in less resourceful regions.

The new awardees are recognized at the TOS event during the Ocean Sciences Meeting and receive a certificate. The announcement of selection is disseminated via TOS News and social media and Oceanography magazine.


The nomination period is July 1 – October 31, 2023.


The recipient’s work must demonstrate excellence and/or innovation in mentoring of the next generation of ocean scientists. More

Nomination Procedure

The lead nominator serves as the point of contact. All nomination materials are submitted via the online submission system. > More

The 2021 Award Recipient

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson for being selected as the inaugural recipient of The Oceanography Society’s Mentoring Award.
> Meet the Recipient

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