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Get ready for #Cop26 - register for the Virtual Ocean Pavilion!📱Access live and on–demand #COP26 ocean events, explore virtual exhibition booths and many more #COP26oceanpavilion 👉 Discover the full agenda of... key IOC events 👉

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge” via @whitehouse

Ocean Decade launches new Call for Decade Actions No. 02/2021. This is an open invitation for partners from around the world to request endorsement for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision.


“…we suggest programs that aim to increase recruitment of students into the Earth Sciences should rely less on the allure of the great outdoors and more on the altruistic endeavors of Earth Science careers.”

Early deadline alert! Nominations for The Jerlov Award are due October 31, 2021--check this page for more information:, #TOSHonors, @OceanOpticsConf

Nominate your colleagues for Honors from @TOSOceanography by 10/31. Take a few minutes to brainstorm, recruit a colleague or two, and make it happen! These recognitions are important - they thank your great colleagues and propel careers ... forward

.@theNASEM's #OceanShot Directory is a growing collection of transformational research concepts submitted in response to the #OceanDecadeUS call for advances in #oceanscience for sustainable development. Explore the newly added 2nd cohort! ...

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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.

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