Dr. Janet Sprintall (U.S.A) is a Research Oceanographer and Adjunct Lecturer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego. Janet is an observational sea-going physical oceanographer with interests in the large-scale circulation of mass and heat in the ocean, and a specific focus on measuring and understanding the complexities of inter-basin and inter-ocean exchanges such as in the Southern Ocean and through the Indonesian seas. She is an ardent supporter of [well-maintained] sustained monitoring programs that have allowed us to detect the long-term changes in the ocean, and provided valuable data to keep the models honest. The best part of Janet’s job is getting to work with bright and enthusiastic graduate students, who frequently bring inspiration and fresh insight to many long-standing ocean science problems across a range of sub-disciplines. Janet has recently served on the Antarctic Research Vessel Oversight Committee, is a co-chair of the U.S. CLIVAR Science Steering Committee and the International CLIVAR Indonesian Throughflow Task Team, and an active supporter of Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR).