TOS Fellows Program

Recognizing Individuals Who Have Attained Eminence in Oceanography Through Their Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Oceanography or Its Applications During a Substantial Period of Years


The Oceanography Society’s origins are rooted in bringing together and recognizing individuals from all fields of oceanography, representing the broad interests of members in research, engineering, industry, policy, and education, and the diversity and international nature of the society. TOS members from all areas of oceanography will be considered for the Fellows Program.

Criteria for being elected a TOS Fellow include:

  • Outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of oceanography
  • Outstanding and wide-ranging contributions to educating and mentoring students and early career ocean scientists
  • Novel contributions toward promoting a broader understanding of oceanography and oceanographic research to the general public

New Fellows may be selected each year, but no more than 0.5% of the TOS membership will be advanced to Fellows each year. 


The next nomination deadline is September 30, 2020. Nominations will automatically remain active for two years, but the nominator may revise and resubmit new information at any time.


Any TOS member may nominate another member to be a TOS Fellow. More

Nomination Procedure

The lead nominator serves as the point of contact. All nomination materials are submitted via the online submission system which will open in July 2020. > More

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