Welcome to the home page of the Ocean Sciences Section of the AGU

The OS section welcomes members whose primary interests are marine related. We organize ourselves into four broad categories, biological oceanography, marine chemistry, marine geology and geophysics and physical oceanography. Read more.

News and announcements

  • 2015 OS Honorees

    Posted 07/14/15

    Hearty congratulations to all 2015 honorees from the OS Section! All of our honorees will […]

  • Ocean Sciences Meeting

    Posted 04/22/15

    Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. 21-26 Feb 2016, New Orleans. Abstract submission deadline 23 September.

  • Section Newsletters

    Posted 04/13/15

    Read the OS Section President’s newsletters April 2015 December 2014 October 2014 August 2014

  • 2015 Fall Meeting

    Posted 03/16/15

    AGU Fall Meeting, 14-18 December 2015. San Francisco, CA Abstract submission deadline: 5 August. See […]

  • 2015 Joint Assembly

    Posted 12/24/14

    2015 Joint Assembly Montreal, 3-7 May Meeting Website  

Latest JGR-Oceans pubs

- Yasha Hetzel, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ryan Lowe, Richard Hofmeister

In Shark Bay, a large inverse estuary in Western Australia, longitudinal density gradients establish a gravitationa [...]

- Benjamin Miles Butler, Hilary Kennedy

Frozen seawater is a composite material with a sponge-like structure. The framework of the structure is comprised o [...]

- Christian Katlein, Stefanie Arndt, Marcel Nicolaus, Donald K. Perovich, Michael V. Jakuba, Stefano Suman, Stephen Elliott, Louis L. Whitcomb, Christopher J. McFarland, Rüdiger Gerdes, Antje Boetius, Christopher R. German

The observed changes in physical properties of sea ice such as decreased thickness and increased melt pond cover se [...]