The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community. Every two years, the Ocean Sciences Meeting unifies the oceans community to share findings, connect scientists from around the world, and advance the impact of science.

The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 (#0SM24) is co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS). Through the combined power of these three organizations, affiliated partners, and working with the broader conservation-focused community, this meeting provides attendees the opportunity to bridge disciplines, connect communities, and make lasting partnerships.

The Ocean Sciences Meeting is an Endorsed Decade Action program with the United Nationals Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

We will welcome a diverse community of scientists, students, journalists, policymakers, educators and organizations who are working toward a world where scientific discovery leads to scientific solutions, and where our global collaborations and partnerships can carry us into a sustainable future.


The first Ocean Sciences Meeting was in February 1982 in San Antonio, Texas with 700 attendees. It has been held biennially for 40 years, growing to over 6,000 attendees.