News and Announcements

TOS NEWS – May 28, 2020

1. Self-Nominations for TOS Ocean Sciences Meeting Representatives due June 1

We invite TOS members to submit self-nominations for Vice-ChairEarly Career Representative, or Student Representative for the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting Planning Committee by June 1, 2020:

All TOS Representatives are expected to: 

– Participate in regularly scheduled monthly one-hour Planning Committee conference calls, as well as additional conference calls with other relevant committee representatives from AGU and ASLO as needed

– Attend two planning committee meetings (either in-person or virtually). The first will likely take place in June 2021, and the other will take place in October 2021.

– Assist with reviewing and merging sessions and communicating with session chairs as needed; work with other committee members and staff to create the schedule of oral and poster presentations

– Collaborate with other relevant committee members from AGU and ASLO to review past Ocean Sciences Meeting activities and determine activities for OSM 2022. Create plans, invite speakers, coordinate with conference staff on logistical needs as necessary.

– Attend the 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting, and host, moderate, or monitor activities as assigned

Please note: The TOS Vice-Chair will assume the position of TOS Co-Chair for the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) immediately after the 2022 OSM concludes.

 To submit your self-nomination, please prepare a short statement indicating your motivation, interest, and relevant experience (2,000 characters maximum) and submit that information along with your CV by using one of the following submission forms: 

Vice-Chair Submission Form 

Early Career Representative Submission Form

Student Representative Submission Form

Applicants will be notified of decisions in mid-June. If you have any difficulty accessing the submission form, contact Jenny Ramarui.

2. June Issue of Oceanography Delayed

The June issue of Oceanography on “Paleoceanography: Lessons for a Changing World” is delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the early online release page periodically for articles from this issue. We will be posting them there until the full issue is complete.  

3. Teaching from Home?

TOS has compiled a list of oceanography-related websites that contain resources for teaching at home. Please share this url https://tos.org/teaching-from-home with others. If you know of other great websites that should be included on this page, send the link to Jenny at  jenny@tos.org.

4. Oceanography Student News

Each month, Oceanography Student News features student highlights, links to resources, and other tips. A lot of this content is of interest to our wider membership, so check it out here

COMMUNITY NEWS

Program Director (Rotator), Physical Oceanography Program, Division of Ocean Sciences, Directorate of Geosciences

The Physical Oceanography Program (PO) within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search for a Program Director (Rotator) with experience and expertise in any aspect of physical oceanography. The PO Program supports research on topics associated with the physical structure and movement of ocean water masses and quantities within them, across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. This includes interactions of ocean circulation and fluid dynamics with ocean biology and chemistry, and with the atmosphere, solid earth and ice. More information about the position, the possible appointment options and instructions for applications can be found at the “Career Opportunities” section of the NSF website or the following this link.

Program Director, Chemical Oceanography Program, Division of Ocean Sciences, Directorate of Geosciences

The Chemical Oceanography Program (CO) within the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search for a Program Director (Rotator) with experience and expertise in any aspect of chemical oceanography. Follow this link to learn more. The CO Program supports research into the chemistry of the oceans and the role of the oceans in global geochemical cycles. Areas of interest include chemical composition, speciation, and transformation; chemical exchanges between the oceans and other components of the Earth system; internal cycling in oceans, seas, and estuaries; and the use of measured chemical distributions as indicators of physical, biological, and geological processes. The person selected for this position will work with the other Program Officers who oversee the CO Program to balance the award portfolio across the entire range of disciplines supported by the Program. 

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