Welcome to the TOS Member Center
The Oceanography Society (TOS) was founded in 1988 to advance oceanographic research, technology, and education, and to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education. TOS promotes the broad understanding of oceanography, facilitates consensus building across all the disciplines of the field, and informs the public about ocean research, innovative technology, and educational opportunities throughout the spectrum of oceanographic inquiry. TOS includes members from all nations. Any individual, business, or organization interested in ocean sciences is welcome to join and to participate in the activities and benefits of the society. All members receive the Society's quarterly magazine Oceanography. Upon payment, members will receive access to all back issues of the magazine to which they are entitled for that membership period. All applications for membership are subject to approval by the Society's Membership Committee. To join, apply online, or if you prefer, mail in a completed membership application (52 KB pdf).
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If your membership has lapsed, click here to renew online
To join TOS now, click on the bold name of the appropriate membership category below to access the membership system. The membership application can also be mailed with a check.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP [FREE]: Available for students enrolled in an oceanography or ocean-related program at the baccalaureate or higher level.
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP [$60]: Available to oceanographers, scientists, or engineers active in ocean-related fields, or to persons who have advanced oceanography by management or other public service.
SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP [$110]: Available to individuals who wish to provide enhanced support annually. In the US, $50 of the annual dues in this category is tax-deductible as a charitable contribution, as are any additional contributions, over and above the annual regular membership dues.CORPORATE/INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Visit the corporate and institutional members page for information about benefits.
INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS [$40]: We encourage membership in TOS, however, we realize that not everyone wishing to receive Oceanography magazine will meet TOS membership criteria. Thus, annual subscriptions to the magazine are available. To subscribe, please click here to purchase a subscription online or download the Subscription Form to print and submit by mail.
About TOS Membership
The membership period is January 1st through December 31st of each year. Upon joining, new members will receive access to back issues of Oceanography magazine for that membership period.
Benefits of Membership