Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 29 | Number 1 | March 2016

Special Issue: Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences

On the Cover: (1) Kara Vadman (USF) and Mikhaila Redovian (Colgate undergraduate) secure hydrophones before seismic work near Totten Glacier, East Antarctica, on US Antarctic Program cruise NBP14-02. Photo credit: Steffen Saustraup (UTIG)
(2) Florida State University PhD student Samira Daneshgar Asl takes notes during a research cruise in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico as part of a project to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo courtesy of Florida State University
(3) Samantha Bosman prepares to collect a plankton tow during a Deep-C Geochemistry cruise aboard R/V Weatherbird II in May 2012. Photo courtesy of Florida State University
(4) For more than 10 years, courtesy of University of California ship funds, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography deep-sea biology graduate class led by Lisa Levin has held field trips to the San Diego Trough to give students a hands-on, real-time look at deep hydrographic features. Photo courtesy of Lisa Levin (SIO)
(5) University of Hawaii graduate student Yoshimi Rii running CTD operations. Photo Credit: Tara Clemente (C-MORE, UH Manoa)
(6) University of Delaware undergraduate Semester-in-Residence students collecting plankton samples from the Delaware Bay aboard R/V Hugh R. Sharp. Photo credit: School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware
(7) MIT-WHOI graduate student collecting water samples for river chemistry studies. Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution graphics
Cover PDF
Volume 29 Issue 01

The Ocean Science Graduate Education Landscape: A 2015 Perspective
By Susan B. Cook , Amanda Holloway, Matthew Lettrich, and Kristen Yarincik

A Moving Target: Matching Graduate Education with Available Careers for Ocean Scientists
By Melbourne Briscoe, Deborah Glickson, Susan Roberts, Richard Spinrad , and James Yoder

SIDEBAR. The Big Picture: National Initiatives in Graduate Education
By Suzanne T. Ortega and Maureen Terese McCarthy

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the Ocean Science Workforce Through Mentoring
By Ashanti Johnson, Melanie J. Huggans, David Siegfried, and LaTanya Braxton

SIDEBAR. MS PHD’S: By and for Minorities
By Lois Ricciardi, Vivian Williamson Whitney, and Ashanti Johnson

SIDEBAR. Student-Led Retreats for Graduate Student Cohesion and Career Success
By Karen Stamieszkin , Melissa A. May, and Alison Chase

NASA Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
By Eric Lindstrom , Sirpa Hakkinen, and Ming-Ying Wei


An Experiment in Graduate Education: A Marine Science Adventure Across the Indian Ocean
By Vicki Buchsbaum Pearse, John C. Ogden, and Sharon J. Proctor

Special Issue Guest Editors

Susan B. Cook, Ocean Conservation and Research Association
Nancy H. Marcus, Florida State University


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Science Foundation grant OCE-1549561.