Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 18 Issue 01

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Volume 18, No. 1
Pages 47 - 50


Women in Oceanography: A Web Site for Students, Teachers, Scientists, and the General Public

Deborah K. Smith Edwin Schiele Lori Dolby
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In 1999 as the millennium was drawing to a close, we decided that the time was right to introduce a new type of web site highlighting the contributions that women are making to marine science. We envisioned a web site where women considering careers in oceanography could read about the experiences of successful women and learn from their choices; that would convey the excitement of groundbreaking research in oceanography and serve as a resource for teachers, scientists, and the general public; and that would celebrate a group of remarkable women and bring a human face to those working in marine science.


Smith, D.K., E. Schiele, and L. Dolby. 2005. Women in Oceanography: A web site for students, teachers, scientists, and the general public. Oceanography 18(1):47–50, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2005.70.

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