Resources for Women in Marine Science

Here is a list of links related to women in marine/STEM fields. There are many others not listed here, but we try to keep the links updated periodically. Please let us know about more resources you would like to see here by tweeting them at us (@SWMStweets).

Also check out our Youtube playlist of videos about women in marine science!

Other Women’s Organizations

Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR)
Focused on physical oceanography

Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN)
From their website: “An international peer-mentoring network of women in the Earth Sciences, many of whom are in the early stages of their careers. Our mission is to promote career development, build community, provide opportunities for informal mentoring and support, and facilitate professional collaborations.”

Summer research programs for undergraduates

 NSF REU program at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Students work with a research scientist every day, conduct an independent research project and present their work at ASLO meetings. They also encourage undergraduates who do not qualify for the REU program to contact our Senior Research Scientists to set up individual internships.

Cooperative Institute for Climate Science Research Internship Program at Princeton University
Website will be updated soon, accepting applications for summer 2018

Profiles of women in marine science and oceanography

Special issue of Oceanography: Women in Oceanography (March 2005).
Special issue of Oceanography: Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later (December 2014)
Both special issues of Oceanography (published by The Oceanography Society) contain autobiographical profiles of women oceanographers and more information about the status of women in marine fields.

Earth Science Women’s Network member spotlights
Rotating highlights of ESWN members’ career paths and research interests. Also contains information on how to nominate someone to be featured.

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission profiles of women marine scientists.
Includes a photo gallery and video interviews (no captions available).

UNESCO Women in Oceanography Webinar
Hour-long video of an international web conference in celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 (no captions)

Other resources

Pathways to Science
Database of opportunities for students, with a mechanism to post opportunities

Information on family-friendly policies

Relevant articles

PDF by the UC Hastings School of Law
Published in 2014, not open access