TOS Strategy 2030

TOS has been successful in the past few years at growing its membership and starting various programs for students and young scientists and has revamped its honors program. We are now launching an initiative that we call “TOS Strategy 2030.” We would like to engage all of you in the evolution of TOS. How can the Society provide additional value and support members? Are we realising our potential at each stage of their careers, whether in academia, public or non-profit organizations, government and/or industry? Are we covering all the disciplines and areas for the oceanographic community? How are we doing with membership communication and engagement with those around us? Is our international footprint adequate? Should we be more aggressive in fundraising and resource mobilisation?

We are planning to use several methods to gather input from all of you including disseminating a survey, convening a town hall on Wednesday, February 19th during the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting, and holding the “TOS Strategy 2030 Retreat” on Saturday, February 22. TOS members are welcome to participate in all events.

One of the best qualities of TOS is the ability for members to suggest ideas for Council consideration, and the healthy volunteer spirit of TOS members helping with TOS initiatives. This is your opportunity to guide the future of our Society, and we welcome your ideas! 

TOS STRATEGY TOWN HALL

Wednesday, February 19
2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting

All members, partners, and friends of The Oceanography Society (TOS) are invited to discuss ideas on programs and services that the Society can initiate over the next ten years, specifically: How can the Society provide additional value and support to members at each stage of their careers, whether in academia, public or non-profit organizations, government and/or industry? Are we covering all the disciplines and areas for the oceanographic community? How are we doing in terms of membership communication and engagement with those around us? Is our international footprint adequate? Should we be more aggressive in fundraising and resource mobilization? We would like to hear your ideas and suggestions! Participants will receive coupons redeemable for food and beverages at the conference.

Primary Contact: Jenny Ramarui

Presenter: Jenny Ramarui

TOS STRATEGY 2030 RETREAT

Saturday, February 22
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado Island, CA

This event will be held at the Hotel del Coronado on nearby Coronado Island, and we’ll discuss input received and begin the process of setting priorities. TOS members are welcome to participate in all events and, in particular, to apply to participate in the “TOS Strategy 2030 Retreat”.

If you are interested in applying to participate in the retreat, please complete this short survey by December 15, 2019.

In special cases, financial support can be provided to support an additional hotel night in San Diego. If you have any questions about the retreat, please contact Jenny Ramarui. If you have additional suggestions to gather input please do not hesitate to contact Martin Visbeck President, Andone Lavery President Elect, and or Alan Mix Past President.

 

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