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. In addition to sponsoring scientific conferences, TOS presents prestigious awards such as The Walter Munk Award presented in recognition of distinguished research in ocean acoustics, and The Jerlov Award for contributions to the field of ocean optics. OCEANOGRAPHY magazine, published quarterly by TOS, has become widely respected throughout the marine science community.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is an international scientific society with over 60,000 members representing over 148 countries, committed to advancing Earth and Space science. Established in 1919 as a committee within the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, AGU was independently incorporated in 1972. Since its founding, AGU is dedicated to furthering the sciences of geophysics through the individual efforts of our members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations. These goals are met through publishing scientific journals and other technical publications, sponsoring scientific meetings of various sizes throughout the year and a variety of other educational and scientific activities.
AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.
For more than 50 years, ASLO has been a leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science, working to provide for their needs at all phases of professional development. ASLO is best known for its highly rated research journals, its interdisciplinary meetings and its special symposia. The society supports increasingly important programs in public education and outreach and public policy. It strives to encourage student participation and to increase opportunities for minorities in the aquatic sciences.
Historically, ASLO has been known as The American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. In 2011, the ASLO membership voted overwhelmingly in favor of changing the name of the society to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography to better represent its international membership.