OSM 2024 Activities

As many of us begin planning our schedule for the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February, we would like to bring your attention to several TOS-related activities. This page is a work in progress and will have new content added as it becomes available. Be sure to check back often.


TOS Booth

TOS will share Booth #519 with our fellow Ocean Sciences Meeting partner societies, AGU and ASLO. Please stop by from Monday afternoon through Thursday morning to pick up a free gift for TOS members! Staff and Council members will be on hand to chat, and you are welcome to take a break on our sofa.


STUDENT AND EARLY CAREER. The OSM 2024 website offers a guide to student and early career activities and other events. SEE THE LIST

JEDI. The TOS JEDI Committee has compiled a partial list of OSM 2024 events focused on efforts to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive ocean sciences community. SEE THE LIST


CV Best Practices Workshop Part 1: Surveying the Current Landscape

15:00 – 16:00
Career Center, Poster Hall, First Floor (NOLACC)
It is often assumed that curriculum vitae (CVs) provide complete and accurate information about an individual’s academic preparation, skills, competencies, and experience, but this may not always be true. CVs can include errors, omissions, or misrepresentations that may lead hiring managers to focus only on grades, institutional affiliations, or work experience. CVs tend to favor those with awareness of educational and professional development opportunities, thereby leading to inequalities and inequities.


TOS Honors Breakfast

07:15 – 08:15
Great Hall Foyer, Morial Convention Center
Please join your fellow TOS members for the complimentary TOS Honors Breakfast. We will honor recently selected Awardees, Medalists, and Fellows. Several hundred TOS members attend this event, which provides a great opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting. RSVP by Monday, February 19, 2024!

Society Awards Plenary

10:30 – 12:30
Great Hall A-B, First Floor (NOLACC)
Members of the Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership team (recipients of the TOS Ocean Observing Team Award) will give a presentation as part of this joint TOS-AGU-ASLO session.

TOS JEDI Committee Town Hall: Scientific Societies’ Roles in Building Inclusive Communities

12:45 – 13:45
R08, Second Floor (NOLACC)
The ocean science community has been recognized as one of the least diverse scientific communities, despite numerous efforts to broaden participation in the field over the last 40 years. The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee of The Oceanography Society (TOS) invites participants to focus on three questions: What are some successful models of expanding underrepresented minority participation in ocean and coastal sciences? What can be done to make ocean and coastal careers more accessible? How can we build a just and fair scientific and workplace culture? TAKE THE SURVEY

CV Best Practices Workshop Part 2: Meet Current Expectations/Improve the Process

15:00 – 16:00
Career Center, Poster Hall, First Floor (NOLACC)
Panelist-audience discussions will focus on how CVs/resumes can be prepared to meet current expectations from academia, agencies, NGOs and industry. 


The Oceanography Society Membership Meeting

13:00 – 14:00
R06-R07, Second Floor (NOLACC)
Join TOS Councilors and fellow members to receive updates on TOS activities and future plans. Your input as members is valued, and this event provides an opportunity to hear your ideas!


7:15–8:15 am
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Morial Convention Center Great Hall Foyer
New Orleans, Louisiana

If you will be attending the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting, please join your fellow TOS members for the complimentary TOS Honors Breakfast on Wednesday, February 21, from 7:15 to 8:15 am in the Great Hall Foyer of the Morial Convention Center. We will honor recently selected Awardees, Medalists, and Fellows. Several hundred TOS members attend this event, which provides a great opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting. Please respond by February 13, 2024, by completing the online form or by emailing Jenny Ramarui to let her know you plan on attending.

We are offering two options for breakfast:

Option 1: Brunch Frittata
Tasso ham, spinach, artichoke, and cheddar cheese, served with roasted tomatoes and home-fried potatoes. This meal is gluten-free.

Option 2: Vegan Tofu Scramble
Served with fried breakfast potatoes and tomato. This meal is vegan and gluten-free.

All meals will be served with a fresh fruit cup, basket of assorted breakfast pastries, butter, preserves, orange juice, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot teas, and ice water. If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, please make that selection on the RSVP form or include that information along with breakfast option 1 or 2 in your email. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

We thank Sea-Bird Scientific for their generous support for this event.

RSVP by 8 a.m. ET Monday, February 19, 2024

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