Emmanuel Boss selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society


For outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of oceanography


Credit: University of Maine

The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Emmanuel Boss for being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Dr. Boss’s certificate recognizes him for his contributions to and his leadership in ocean optics and its use in mapping biogeochemical processes in the ocean, for his inspirational teaching, and for his unwavering commitment to service and mentoring of young scientists.

The Selection Committee noted Dr. Boss’s strong scientific leadership in method development for studying ocean biogeochemistry and his research of phytoplankton-related ecology. These scientific contributions, along with his strong collaborative spirit, efforts at community building, and legendary teaching and mentoring exemplify the values of TOS Fellow.

Dr. Boss received his MSc in oceanography in 1991 from Hebrew University, Israel, and his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington in 1997. He currently is a Professor at the School of Marine Science at the University of Maine.


The TOS Fellows program recognizes individuals who have attained eminence in oceanography through their outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography or its applications during a substantial period of years. The next nomination deadline is September 30, 2021. To learn more about The Oceanography Society and the TOS Fellows program visit: https://tos.org/tos-fellows.

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 welcomes members from all nations. Any individual, business, or organization interested in ocean sciences is encouraged to join and to participate in the activities and benefits of the society. For more information visit: https://tos.org.

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