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.@kbdaae & my article just got published in @TOSOceanography: Collaborative sketching to support sensemaking: If you can sketch it, you can explain it. #sketch2learn @iearth_no @geofysen

Considering a career outside of academia? The nearly 100 career profiles of marine scientists published by @TOSOceanography showcase different career paths and offer suggestions for job hunting. View them all here:

Recently posted online @TOSOceanography: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Alaskan Arctic: An Emerging Threat as the Ocean Warms by D.M. Anderson et al.:

Preparing to submit your abstract for Ocean Optics XXV? Follow these three steps: (1) Register at, (2) Review the abstract instructions at, (3) Write and submit your abstract by the May 4 ... deadline! #OOXXV

Check out the great review papers and sidebars in the upcoming special issue of Oceanography on The New Arctic Ocean

📢 Applications to the Call for Decade Actions No. 03/2022 are now open! 📢🌍 This Call is an invitation for partners worldwide to request endorsement for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the #OceanDecade vision. ... 🌊🎣 Discover more 👉

Congratulations to the newly elected TOS Council Members! We are excited to welcome Mona Behl (@mona_behl), Laura Guertin (@guertin), and Josette McLean (@_josettemclean_) to the team! Meet all the TOS Council members here: ...

“Our ocean holds as many opportunities for resilient low-carbon growth as can be found on land.” Strong piece from @ClimateEnvoy & the President of Palau on the power of the ocean. Looking fwd to an array of #OceanClimateAction ... commitments @OurOceanPalau!

Check out the newest column from the TOS JEDI Committee!
Limited Opportunities and Numerous Barriers to Ocean Science Careers in Under-Resourced Nations

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Blue Economy Webinar

On August 14, 2021, the TOS Student Committee hosted a webinar to share updated knowledge of the Blue Economy with new professionals, scientists, and students all over the world who are interested in it.

The “Blue Economy” is an emerging concept that helps to promote ocean or blue resource management, and emphasizes close links between the sea, climate change, and societal well-being. It supports UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and particularly SDG 14.

Our keynote speaker was Zdenka Willis, L.L.D, President of the Marine Technology Society. She has 35 years of public service in the United States Navy and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Willis was the founding Director of the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System Office and represented NOAA on the United States Group on Earth Observation Systems interagency committee and part of the United States delegation to the Group on Earth Observations.

A recording of the webinar is available on the TOS YouTube Channel.

Oceanography Student News

These issues include a regular column from the TOS student representative, links to career profiles of non-academic oceanographers, profiles of TOS student subcommittee members and information on student activities planned for the upcoming scientific meetings. Feel free to forward the links to the newsletters to other students, or print out a copy and post it on your department bulletin board. Any questions? Email TOS Student Rep Chrissy Hernandez at

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Oceanography Career Profiles

Read career profiles of marine scientists who have pursued successful and fulfilling careers outside of academia. These profiles discuss the career paths taken, decisions made along the way, and job satisfaction, and provide advice on job searches.  More than 60 profiles are available for viewing here.

Articles, Blogs, and Books of Interest

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