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
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Volume 29 Issue 01

FROM THE GUEST EDITORS. Introduction to the Special Issue on Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences
Cook, S.B., and N.H. Marcus. 2016. Introduction to the special issue on graduate education in the ocean sciences. Oceanography 29(1):13–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.03.

The Ocean Science Graduate Education Landscape: A 2015 Perspective
Cook, S.B., A. Holloway, M. Lettrich, and K. Yarincik. 2016. The ocean science graduate education landscape: A 2015 perspective. Oceanography 29(1):16–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.04.

A Moving Target: Matching Graduate Education with Available Careers for Ocean Scientists
Briscoe, M., D. Glickson, S. Roberts, R. Spinrad, and J. Yoder. 2016. A moving target: Matching graduate education with available careers for ocean scientists. Oceanography 29(1):22–30, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.05.

SIDEBAR. The Individual Development Plan: A Tool to Help Graduate Students Assume Control of Their Futures
Marcus, N.H. 2016. The Individual Development Plan: A tool to help graduate students assume control of their futures. Oceanography 29(1):31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.06.

SIDEBAR. The Optical Oceanography Class Turned 30 in Summer 2015
Perry, M.J. 2016. The optical oceanography class turned 30 in summer 2015. Oceanography 29(1):32–33, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.07.

SIDEBAR. The Duke Professional Master of Environmental Management: An Exemplary Program Responsive to Workforce Needs
Halpin, P., and A. Read. 2016. The Duke Professional Master of Environmental Management: An exemplary program responsive to workforce needs. Oceanography 29(1):34–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.08.

Moving Forward: 21st Century Pathways to Strengthen the Ocean Science Workforce Through Graduate Education and Professional Development
Schaffner, L.C., T.W. Hartley, and J.G. Sanders. 2016. Moving forward: 21st century pathways to strengthen the ocean science workforce through graduate education and professional development. Oceanography 29(1):36–43, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.09.

SIDEBAR. The Big Picture: National Initiatives in Graduate Education
Ortega, S.T., and M.T. McCarthy. 2016. The big picture: National initiatives in graduate education. Oceanography 29(1):44–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.10.

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the Ocean Science Workforce Through Mentoring
Johnson, A., M.J. Huggans, D. Siegfried, and L. Braxton. 2016. Strategies for increasing diversity in the ocean science workforce through mentoring. Oceanography 29(1):46–54, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.11.

SIDEBAR. The Ocean Science Social Diversity Challenge
Gilligan, M., and S. Ebanks. 2016. The ocean science social diversity challenge. Oceanography 29(1):55–57, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.12.

SIDEBAR. MS PHD’S: By and for Minorities
Ricciardi, L., V. Williamson Whitney, and A. Johnson. 2016. MS PHD’S: By and for minorities. Oceanography 29(1):58–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.13.

Broadening the Impact of Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences
Peach, C., and G. Scowcroft. 2016. Broadening the impact of graduate education in the ocean sciences. Oceanography 29(1):60–66, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.14.

SIDEBAR. STEM Graduate Students: Learning How to be Effective Storytellers
Marcus, N.H. 2016. STEM graduate students: Learning how to be effective storytellers. Oceanography 29(1):67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.15.

SIDEBAR. Out of the Tower and Into the Classroom OR How Classroom Partnerships Give Marine Science Grad Students an Edge
Hopper Brill, C. 2016. Out of the tower and into the classroom or how classroom partnerships give marine science grad students an edge. Oceanography 29(1):68–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.16.

Beyond Academia: Professional Society Resources and Programs for Ocean Sciences Graduate Students
Duguay, L.E., and S.B. Cook. 2016. Beyond academia: Professional society resources and programs for ocean sciences graduate students. Oceanography 29(1):70–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.17.

SIDEBAR. Student-Led Retreats for Graduate Student Cohesion and Career Success
Stamieszkin, K., M.A. May, and A. Chase. 2016. Student-led retreats for graduate student cohesion and career success. Oceanography 29(1):80–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.18.

NASA Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
Lindstrom, E., S. Hakkinen, and M.-Y. Wei. 2016. NASA graduate fellowship opportunities. Oceanography 29(1):82–85, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.19.

NSF’s Graduate Student Support Programs: An Overview and Reflections from a Former Fellow
Cook, S.B. 2016. NSF’s Graduate Student Support Programs: An overview and reflections from a former fellow. Oceanography 29(1):86–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.20.


An Experiment in Graduate Education: A Marine Science Adventure Across the Indian Ocean
Pearse, V.B., J.C. Ogden, and S.J. Proctor. 2016. An experiment in graduate education: A marine science adventure across the Indian Ocean. Oceanography 29(1):90–97, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.02.


QUARTERDECK • Working Toward a PhD in Ocean Sciences Hones a Variety of Marketable Skills: Insights from Oceanography’s Career Profiles Column
Kappel, E.S. 2016. Working toward a PhD in ocean sciences hones a variety of marketable skills: Insights from Oceanography’s Career Profiles column. Oceanography 29(1):4–5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.21.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The Case for a “Sea Change” in Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences
Lozier, S.M. 2016. The case for a “sea change” in graduate education in the ocean sciences. Oceanography 29(1):6–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.22.

RIPPLE MARKS • Life in Rough Seas: For Harlequin Ducks, Home is Churning Rapids and Pounding Surf
Dybas, C.L. 2016. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 29(1):8–11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.23.

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Building Intuition for In-Water Optics and Ocean Color Remote Sensing: Spectrophotometer Activity with littleBits™
Schollaert Uz, S. 2016. Building intuition for in-water optics and ocean color remote sensing: Spectrophotometer activity with littleBits™. Oceanography 29(1):98–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.01.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Higher and Higher in Education
Boxall, S. 2016. Higher and higher in education. Oceanography 29(1):104–105, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.24.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2016. Oceanography 29(1):106–110.

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.