News and Announcements

TOS NEWS – February 2020

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!


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

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