Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024: press event schedule and tipsheets available 

16 February 2024

18-23 February
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana 

Press contact:
Liza Lester, +1 (202) 777-7494, [email protected]  

WASHINGTON — The press event schedule and topical tipsheets are available for the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting, co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), in New Orleans, Louisiana from 18 to 23 February 2024.  

Staff, freelance and student journalists are eligible to apply for complimentary press registration through the end of the conference. Press officers and institutional writers covering the meeting are also eligible. Additional information for press can be found in the conference Press Center. Learn about our eligibility requirements 

In this media advisory: 

  1. Press event schedule  
  2. Scientific program and online availability
  3. Online press information exchange portal 
  4. Tipsheets
  5. Plenaries and keynote lectures 

Press events 

OSM Media Relations will host three press backgrounder Q&A panels in the onsite Press Room (214) and live on Zoom from the links provided below. Press events will be recorded and available to the public after the session. Passwords for Zoom webinar access will be provided to registered press by email and on the press information exchange. Please contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Tuesday, 20 February, 10:00 a.m. Central Time
Setting the PACE: Scientists ready to investigate oceans with new NASA satellite 

NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite launched into orbit earlier this month, where it will use the vantage point of space to study microscopic life in the oceans and microscopic particles in the atmosphere. Scientists are ready to dive into the data: At this panel, several researchers will discuss how PACE measurements of ocean color will help study fisheries, identify harmful algal blooms, and monitor the health of ocean ecosystems in a changing climate.  


Tuesday, 20 February, 2:00 p.m. Central Time
Climate interventions and our oceans – ask us anything 

The oceans are both critical elements regulating Earth’s climate and ecosystems vulnerable to the effects of climate change caused by overuse of carbon-based fuels. Climate interventions, including stratospheric aerosol injection, cloud brightening and ocean-based carbon dioxide removal strategies, are gaining attention and investment. What is ocean-based carbon dioxide removal? What are potential benefits, limitations and risks of these approaches? How should applications be regulated? Join our expert panel to discuss these questions and more about future impacts of climate intervention efforts on our oceans.  


Thursday, 22 February, 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Using shipwrecks to explore changing coasts and oceans 

Between climate change, sea level rise, and anthropogenic pressures, the world’s coastlines are evolving rapidly — and the Mississippi River Delta is no exception. Scientists from a range of disciplines are using shipwrecks to track how the Mississippi Delta and other coastlines are changing, bringing together archaeology, geology, ecology, and more. Panelists at this roundtable will discuss how shipwreck science has evolved over the last 50 years, explore case studies around the Mississippi, and look ahead to how shipwreck research can help us manage “ocean sprawl” and our changing oceans. 


Programming and online access to meeting content 

Browse the full scientific program and session formats from the meeting website. The biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting brings together about 5,000 scientists, students, policymakers and educators to discuss breaking research across the ocean sciences and critical issues affecting a sustainable future for our oceans.  

Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 is primarily an in-person event, with an online-only scientific session on Wednesday 21 February. Audio and slide presentations from In-person oral sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees after the close of the meeting. 

Reporters may request expedited access to recordings of specific presentations. OSM24 Media Relations will live-stream all press events and take questions from remote reporters.

OSM24 Press Information Exchange 

Registered journalists and public information officers can use the OSM24 Press Information Exchange on AGU Connect to share press releases, multimedia and other meeting content and network. Log in using the same credentials you used to register for the conference. OSM Media Relations will post passwords, recording and slides of the press events on this forum.


Tipsheets on a range of topics, including local Louisiana/Gulf stories, wildlife, climate change, and geoengineering, are available now.

Plenaries and keynotes 

All plenaries and keynote lectures are in Great Hall A/B and will be recorded. 

Co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the global leader in ocean sciences conferences. 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 is an Endorsed Decade Action program with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.