The Oceanography Society

The Oceanography Society was founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers, and to provide a constituency for consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field.

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Oceanography Magazine

TOS provides open access to Oceanography articles.

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Become a member of the premier organization focused on the ocean sciences.


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Explore TOS publications, hands-on labs, career profiles, and other educational resources.

Awards and Honors

TOS recognizes excellence through the Jerlov Award, Munk Award, and TOS Fellows Program.

Jobs Center

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TOS Town Hall

Join a lively discussion sponsored by The Oceanography Society (TOS) on “What’s Right and What’s Wrong with Graduate Education in the Ocean Sciences?.” This event takes place on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in room 211-213 of the Morial Convention Center. To gather perspectives before the event, we’re asking all interested ocean sciences community members to provide responses to a two-minute survey on graduate education. Follow the appropriate link below that best matches your education or career status to complete the survey by Tuesday, February 16th. Refreshments will be served at the Town Hall — we hope to see you there!

Graduate Students
Early Career (up to 5 years post-PhD or post-MS)

Mid-career or Senior Scientist (more than 5 years post-PhD or post-MS)

Student Membership Is Now Free!

Nurturing the next generation of scientists is crucially important to the future of oceanography. To support this need, the TOS leadership has made membership in The Oceanography Society available free for students enrolled at the graduate or undergraduate level.  Join Now!

TOS Council Election Ballot Available Now

New Council Members will be elected for the positions of Geological Oceanography, At-Large and Student Representative on the TOS Council. View the candidate list and biographical sketches here and vote by March 11, 2016.

New Oceanography Website Goes Live!

Check out the updated look of the Oceanography website. We’ve added new features such as the ability to download citations. We welcome comments and ask that you send a note to about any problems you encounter.

December 2015 Issue of Oceanography 

The December special issue on A New Look at the Low-Latitude Western Pacific is now available.

Apply by 2/17/16 for the Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowships and Science Policy Fellowships

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Career Profiles

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Hands-on Oceanography

Download peer-reviewed activities for undergraduate and graduate classes.


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