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June 2022

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From the President, Andone Lavery

The Oceanography Society is committed to advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the ocean sciences. The TOS JEDI Committee was inaugurated in Fall 2020 with the goals of supporting the TOS community in these endeavors. While one of the most meaningful aspects of being a member of The Oceanography Society (TOS) is the opportunity to recognize and celebrate our colleagues’ accomplishments through the expanded TOS Honors program, I chose to postpone an entire cycle of the TOS Honors program due to lack of diverse participation in Fall 2021. To help us identify and remedy these concerns, the TOS JEDI committee has provided me with a broad set of recommendations, which I am sharing with the community and can be found here. I welcome an open dialogue and input from the community at large on these recommendations and you can reach me at [email protected].  The TOS Fellows program will be soliciting nominations in Fall 2022, and I invite you to provide feedback on the recommendations made by the JEDI committee to make the call for nominations more welcoming of diverse achievements. Based on the input from the community the call for nominations will likely be revised. Very importantly, for this program to be a success, I also encourage a broad effort in nominating and recognizing your colleagues for this program. Learn more about the TOS Fellows program here.



Invitation to Contribute Articles

In December 2022, The Oceanography Society plans to publish its second annual supplement to Oceanography magazine on “Frontiers in Ocean Observing.” We are now seeking initial interest in contributing short articles to this document, due June 20.


This past year, two long time Oceanography Magazine Associate Editors, Kiyoshi Suyehiro and Peggy Delaney, retired from the Oceanography Editorial Board. Board members provide advice and guidance regarding the magazine to Oceanography Editor Ellen Kappel. We are seeking some enthusiastic new board members who are interested in ensuring the success of Oceanography moving forward and who represent The Oceanography Society’s global community. If you are interested in serving on the board, please send a short statement of no more than 150 words to Ellen at [email protected] by July 1, 2022. The statement should include your area of expertise and a link to your publication record. 

We thank Kiyoshi and Peggy for their outstanding service to Oceanography and The Oceanography Society.


Using Ocean and Environmental Data to Address Socio-Economic Challenges

WEDNESDAY, 8 JUNE 2022, 10:30 – 11:30 ET / 14:30 – 15:30 UTC

The TOS Student Committee invites you to a virtual panel discussion with Payal Parekh and James Watson, two oceanographers by training who work with data in inspired ways to address the world’s biggest socio-economic challenges.


For those who missed the May 4 deadline, the opportunity to submit an abstract for presentation as a poster is available through August 15, 2022. Start by registering for the conference.


Ocean Decade Launches New Call for Decade Actions

Coinciding with the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, the scope of the new Call for Decade Actions No. 03/2022 for Decade Programmes is Challenge 3 – Sustainable Blue Food and Challenge 4 – Sustainable Ocean Economy. 

Building on the impact of the Ocean Decade since its launch in January 2021, the call aims to continue addressing thematic and regional gaps and to encourage transformative science to achieve the outcomes identified for the next ten years.

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