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

Meet the TOS Fellows

The Oceanography Society is pleased to announce three new TOS Fellows.

Emmanuel Boss

For his contributions ​to and his leadership in ocean optics and its use in mapping biogeochemical processes in the ocean, for his inspirational teaching, and for his unwavering commitment to service ​and mentoring young scientists

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Edward R. Urban Jr.

For over 30 years of outstanding and sustained contributions to ocean sciences through extraordinary service and leadership in the US and international oceanographic research community

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Dawn Wright

For leadership in the development of data science for the oceans, focusing on data quality, open science, and the development of spatial analytic tools to define the oceanic realm

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ALL TOS FELLOWS

Mark Abbott (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Steven G. Ackleson (2019)
For fundamental contributions to the understanding of phytoplankton optical properties, radiative transfer models and the development and application of autonomous ocean observing systems

D. James Baker (2017/2018)
For contributions in founding TOS and providing leadership to the nation’s ocean science and policy communities and in recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Richard T. Barber (2013)
For sustained and fundamental contributions to the science, community service and mentorship of countless others in integrated ocean ecosystem science

Jack Barth (2012)
For contributions and sustained leadership in all aspects of continental shelf oceanography, and for his commitment to community service.

Paula S. Bontempi (2019)
For her vision of what satellite-based ocean ecology could be, and tireless efforts to bring that vision to fruition in partnership with the community and space agencies

Emmanuel Boss (2020)
For his contributions ​to and his leadership in ocean optics and its use in mapping biogeochemical processes in the ocean, for his inspirational teaching, and for his unwavering commitment to service ​and mentoring young scientists

Kenneth Brink (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Mark A. Cane (2014)
For contributions to the understanding and prediction of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the tropical oceans and their effects on climate and society

H. Lawrence Clark (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

John J. Cullen (2005)
For fundamental contributions to our understanding of the influence of environmental conditions on phytoplankton function in the ocean

Margaret L. Delaney (2005)
For paleoceanographic research in nutrient and carbon cycling and service to the oceanographic and scientific ocean drilling communities

Ellen R.M. Druffel (2009)
For advancing the use of natural abundance radiocarbon measurements in marine carbon cycle research.

Robert A. Duce (2005)
For research on the global biogeochemistry of trace elements in the ocean/atmosphere system 
and in recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Rana A. Fine (2015)
For significant contributions to the understanding of the ocean circulation and ventilation

Amatzia Genin (2019)
For original and sustained contributions to biological oceanography, through creative and comprehensive studies testing core hypotheses related to bio-physical interactions and the functioning of marine ecosystems

Charles H. Greene (2007)
For seminal contributions to the field of bioacoustics, innovation and excellence in teaching, and service to the oceanographic community

Arnold L. Gordon (2015)
For fundamental contributions to our understanding of how the global ocean is interconnected, drawing from his observations of the Southern Ocean, Indonesian Seas, and Agulhas retroflection and in recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Eric Hartwig (2020)
In recognition of her dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Robert A. Holman (2019)
For pioneering work on the development of remote sensing tools and advancing the understanding of the world’s evolving coastlines

Grant Ingram (2006)
For insightful studies of physical processes and physical/biological coupling in extreme polar regions and for untiring service to the oceanographic community

James R. Ledwell (2017/2018)
For seminal contributions to the understanding of oceanic mixing

Margaret Leinen (2020)
In recognition of her dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Marlon Lewis (2009)
For seminal contributions advancing our knowledge of ocean optics, physical-biological interactions, and ecology

Eric J. Lindstrom (2019)
For leadership of the global community to advance coordinated ocean observing combining space and in-situ systems and facilitating the execution of large ocean field campaigns

Susan Lozier (2020)
In recognition of her dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Michael J. McPhaden (2005)
For ENSO research and unselfish service in providing the community with tropical atmosphere and ocean observations (TAO array)

Alan C. Mix (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

James N. Moum (2017/2018)
For outstanding contributions to widely used observational techniques and understanding of ocean mixing over a broad range of processes and scales

Theresa Paluszkiewicz (2013)
For long-term vision and contributions in basic research, mentoring and outreach, and national and international program leadership

Mary Jane Perry (2009)
For contributions to the founding and advancement of the sub-discipline of bio-optical oceanography and the education of more than a generation of bio-optics students

Clare E. Reimers (2019)
For advancing sedimentary redox chemistry and microbiology using oxygen, pH, and pCO2 microelectrodes and leading the development of the next generation of regional class research vessels

Michael Roman (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Roger M. Samelson (2019)
For seminal, wide-ranging contributions on the theory of physical dynamics of the ocean

Mary W. Silver (2009)
For pioneering research on the ecology of marine organisms, excellence in teaching, mentoring and service to the oceanographic community

Heidi M. Sosik (2017/2018)
For outstanding contributions to phytoplankton ecology, sensor development and graduate and undergraduate ocean science education

Richard Spinrad (2020)
In recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

P. Ted Strub (2013)
For advancing the understanding of eastern boundary current upwelling systems and leading interdisciplinary studies of these systems

Lynne D. Talley (2009)
For advancements in understanding the large scale circulation of the ocean and dedication to the oceanographic community

Carolyn Thoroughgood (2020)
In recognition of her dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

Edward R. Urban Jr. (2020)
For over 30 years of outstanding and sustained contributions to ocean sciences through extraordinary service and leadership in the US and international oceanographic research community

W. Stanley Wilson (2017/2018)
For his key role establishing NASA’s Oceanography from Space Program and organizing the international coalition in support of the Argo observing system

Dawn Wright (2020)
For leadership in the development of data science for the oceans, focusing on data quality, open science, and the development of spatial analytic tools to define the oceanic realm

Charles S. Yentsch (2008)
For promoting oceanography through innovation, fundamental discoveries in bio-optics and phytoplankton production, and the visionary founding of enduring oceanographic programs

James A. Yoder (2011)
For innovative and visionary application of satellite ocean color technologies to interdisciplinary oceanography and his extraordinary service to oceanography and i
n recognition of his dedication to The Oceanography Society through serving as president

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