Terms and Conditions

Terms of Service


When you register for an account on Global Ocean Center, you are explicitly required to agree to the following terms. To access a majority of the features on this site, you must create an account. This site collects data through the use of cookies. Transparency and your privacy are important to us. To see what data is collected and how the data is used, read our privacy policy

When posting on Global Ocean Center forums or when commenting on posts, please be courteous and practice respect. All posts and comments express the views of the author and Global Ocean Center is not responsible for the content of any post or comment. It is expected that all posts be scientific in nature and promote scientific discourse.

The administrators of Global Ocean Center reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any post or comment that may be deemed inappropriate. Accounts can be suspended by site administrators if they are in continuous violation of the forum posing guidelines.

When purchasing products, you agree to the use of third-party payment processing.

All prices listed are suggested prices directly from the manufacturer, seller, or supplier. If there are any disputes or issues with pricing, please contact the seller directly.

Any disputes, refunds, or issues with products listed on the Global Ocean Center shop should be handled with the seller directly. Global Ocean Center provides a way for sellers to list their products and make sales, but all shipping and handling of products is done by the seller.

Forum Guidelines



The following guidelines will help new and regular members co-exist and communicate in the best manner. Comments and posts from our community are integral in achieving the goal of promoting scientific discourse and spreading ocean knowledge across the globe. Members are expected to use their best judgement and common sense when posting.

  1. 1. Be respectful.
  2. 2. Criticize ideas, not people.
  3. 3. Respect the privacy of others.
  4. 4. Keep discussions on topic and relevant comments in ALL CAPS.
  5. 5. Keep posts clean and free of foul language.
  6. 6. All material must be deemed appropriate for all ages.
  7. 7. No spam, no pornography, and no ads.