The Ocean Sciences Meeting, open to AGU, ASLO, and TOS members and those interested in marine sciences, is among the most respected scientific meetings in the ocean sciences community. AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the co-sponsoring societies, are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AGU, ASLO, and TOS staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AGU, ASLO, and TOS staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Ocean Sciences Meeting Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all Ocean Sciences Meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AGU, ASLO, and TOS but held in conjunction with Ocean Sciences Meeting events, in public or private facilities.

Expected Behavior
• All participants, attendees, AGU, ASLO, and TOS staff, and vendors are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
• Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
• Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
• Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, AGU, ASLO, or TOS staff, and suppliers/vendors.
• Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
• Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, Ocean Sciences Meeting contracted facility, or any other venue.

Unacceptable Behavior
• Harassment, sexual harassment, bullying, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
• Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AGU, ASLO, or TOS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
• Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AGU, ASLO, or TOS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
• Recording or taking photography of another individual’s presentation without the explicit permission of the co-sponsoring societies is not allowed.
• Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by AGU, ASLO, or TOS at the meeting venue, hotels, or other Ocean Sciences Meeting-contracted facilities.

• Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
• Co-sponsoring society staff (or their designee) or security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund.
• AGU, ASLO, and TOS reserve the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
• If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify a co-sponsoring society staff member.
• Notification should be done by contacting a co-sponsoring society staff member on site or by emailing your concern to
• Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to contact 911 and locate a house phone and ask for security.