News and Announcements
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. Oceanography Update
Announcing two more early online releases!
Ocean Decade U.S.
Second call for “Ocean Shot” Concepts: Deadline April 1, 2021
The U.S. National Committee for the Ocean Decade has issued a call for submission of “Ocean-Shots”, defined as an ambitious, transformational research concept that draws inspiration and expertise from multiple disciplines and fundamentally advances ocean science for sustainable development. The goal is to spark transformative research for potentially “disruptive” advances that will open avenues for progress toward Decade goals. Over 100 submissions were received by the December 1 deadline, and a second call will accept submissions through April 1, 2021. More details regarding the Ocean Shot concept are available here. Apply today using our online form, or download a Microsoft Word template to fill in and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.