Grad Student/Early Career Resources

On this page you will find graduate student and early career job and fellowship links, shiptime opportunities, and helpful articles and websites. If there is some information you would like us to include on this page, please send us a note.

Is the #AMOC approaching a tipping point? Here's my take after researching this topic for over 30 years. Open access, peer-reviewed, in full colour & understandable for non-experts.

Registration and abstract submission for the Ocean Optics XXVI Conference is now open! Abstracts are due May 3, 2024.

Visit the conference page for more info:, @OceanOpticsConf

Looking forward to hearing Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D.,
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, speak tomorrow night at #OSM24!

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
06:15PM (CT)
Great Hall A

Join us to discuss expanding underrepresented minority representation in ocean sciences, how to make ocean coastal careers more accessible, and how to improve workplace culture.

Please take our 3-minute survey here: #OSM24

Congratulations to all 2024 TOS Honors recipients!
Read more about their accomplishments here:

We look forward to honoring them during the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting #OSM24 #TOShonors

Looking to gain leadership skills? Submit your self nomination for TOS Council or Committees by 11/30/23! The process is simple and we invite involvement from all members of the ocean science community. Learn more at:

Recognizing excellence in the ocean sciences community provides a valuable opportunity to honor achievements and inspire the next generation. Let's keep the tradition going! Learn more at

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Oceanography Career Profiles

Read nearly 100 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.

Articles, Blogs, and Books of Interest

Other Useful Links

Oceanography Student News Archive

These issues included 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. 

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