News and Announcements

TOS NEWS — August 5, 2019

News Archive

1. Message from TOS President, Martin Visbeck 

Last month I shared my excitement with you about the new honors that we have established. I would like to remind all of us to think about the most deserving candidates in our community. Personally, I would be very excited to see in particular nomination of members of less well represented groups. In order to process your nominations in a fair and equitable manner we have established a Nomination Committee and a Selection Committee.

Today we would like to ask for your interest to work with us as a member of either the Nomination Committee or Selection Committee. The TOS Council will select nine TOS members for the Nomination Committee (NC) which is responsible for encouraging honors nominations from the ocean science community and/or from the NC itself. Moreover, the NC will produce a a one-page summary report for each viable nominee as well as a list of the viable nominees in ranked order.

The TOS Council will also select six TOS members for the Selection Committee (SC) which is responsible for selecting the recipients of each honor based on the NC recommendations. Moreover, the SC will provide a report listing all recipients to the TOS president for further action.

The Council will select the members for both the Nomination and Selection Committees. To indicate your interest in serving on either or both of the committees, please complete this simple survey which will ask for your contact information, area of expertise, any experience you have had on awards committees for other organizations, and a short paragraph about why you would like to be involved in the TOS Nomination or Selection Committee. Both committees will conduct their activities via email and videoconference and the term of each member will be three years.

I encourage all members to respond by September 15 to take advantage of this opportunity to support recognizing and celebrating our fellow members’ achievements!

2. Oceanography Accepted into Directory of Open Access Journals 

TOS is pleased to announce that Oceanography has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). We anticipate that our listing in the DOAJ directory will increase the visibility, accessibility, usage, and impact of Oceanography globally.

TOS is making great strides toward fulfilling its mission as we grow to represent more members of the oceanographic community worldwide. Please invite your colleagues to join by forwarding them this link to the membership page. If you would like to support TOS initiatives and programs, please consider contributing by following this link.

Please contact Jenny Ramarui (, TOS Executive Director, with any questions about items in this message or your membership.

Community Announcements


2020 Sloan Research Fellowships 

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation seeks nominations of outstanding early career researchers for the Sloan Research Fellowships in Ocean Sciences. Candidates should have a record of independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity, initiative, and the potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to their field. The Foundation strongly encourages the nomination of qualified women and underrepresented minority candidates.

Successful candidates receive a $75,000 fellowship awarded to the candidate’s institution to be used over a two-year period for any activity supportive of the fellow’s research, including (but not limited to) equipment, technical assistance, summer salary support, professional travel, or trainee support. The nomination deadline is September 16, 2019. Click here for more information.

Journal of Marine Research
Online Archive Now Available Online

An online archive of more than 1,000 articles from the Journal of Marine Research since its inception in November 1937, through to Volume 40 (1982), is now available as free downloadable searchable PDF files that have been scanned from the original issues.

The archive, along with all other back issues, can be accessed on the Journal of Marine Research website.

The collection includes a trove of classic papers by H. Sverdrup, S.A. Waksman, C.-G. Rossby (including the Rossby wave paper!) and others right up to current times.

ScienceCounts / Alda Scientist Survey Results

This study assessed scientists’ views on public engagement and science communication training, and probes attitudes on trust, funding, and emotional motivators as a function of employment sector, personal ideology, career level, and field of study.


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