Ocean Science (OS) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies investigating the ocean's physical, biogeochemical and biological and ecosystem properties and processes. Ocean Science publishes studies with important implications for our understanding of the state and behaviour of the ocean, its impacts on and responses to climate, including coupling at the ocean–atmosphere, ocean–sea ice–ice sheet and ocean–coast (land) interfaces.
In 2024–2025 Ocean Science will turn 20 years old. To celebrate this jubilee, we plan a special collection of "reviews and perspectives" papers, looking back at how ocean sciences have advanced over the last 20 years and looking forward to how they might advance over the next 20 years. Please read more.
Scheduled special issues
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