|Oceanus explores the oceans in depth, highlighting the research and researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in news, features, and interviews written by magazine staff, with full-color photographs and illustrations. Each issue covers a wide spectrum of oceanography, spanning coastal research, marine life, deep-ocean exploration, and the ocean's role in climate, as well as ocean technology and policy.
Oceanus was first published in 1952 as a 16-page typewritten document to provide "a worthwhile reference to modern oceanographic exploration ... that is neither too technical nor too popular." That concise philosophy still remains, even though the mission of the magazine has evolved over the years. Today, the Internet offers more timely access to information, and our scope has broadened to convey the adventure of ocean exploration, the global and collaborative nature of ocean research, and the importance of understanding the key feature that makes our planet unique and habitable.
|Oceanus Online Editorial Staff
||Oceanus Online Web Site Staff
Katherine Spencer Joyce
E. Paul Oberlander
Awards and RecognitionOceanus magazine won the 2006 Silver Medal for Magazine Web sites. Oceanus magazine also won the 2005 Silver Medal for Research Magazine for Visual Design in Print from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development.
Read what the 2006 CASE Award judges had to say about Oceanus magazine:
Oceanus is an extremely well-done websiteand magazine. WHOI treats this website like a website, publishing material when it is ready, not just when the magazine is published three times a year. This has allowed the staff to respond quickly to breaking news, coordinating efforts with press releases and other media outreach. WHOI’s magazine staff publish one article a week on the site, often more frequently. The content on the site is rich and deep, with videos, wallpaper that can be downloaded, animations, photo galleries and archives. Readers can also sign up for story alerts. Many of the stories have a sidebar showcasing related links, not just on WHOI sites but on national and international sources. With the website, WHOI is clearly reaching an audience that they can’t reach in print and the site is working to communicate WHOI’s research and mission25% of subscribers are from outside the US, visits to the site have grown substantially, it’s among the top 3 Google results for oceanographic journal resources, and has been citedand linked toby many bloggers. Very, very nicely done!
Oceanus magazine online (www.whoi.edu/oceanus/) was awarded a Silver Medal in 2005 by the The World Wide Web Awards Program.
"As one of Worlds peak internet bodies, the Awards of The World Wide Web Awards are amongst the most prestigious available and hence, amongst some of the more difficult to win on the web."
Posted: September 1, 2005