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Navigating gender at sea
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  • Kay McMonigal,
  • Natalya Evans,
  • Daniel C Jones,
  • Genevieve Jay Brett,
  • Reece C. James,
  • Mar C Arroyo,
  • A-bel Gong,
  • Elizabeth C. Miller,
  • Colette LaMonica Kelly,
  • Jule Middleton,
  • Chris Spear,
  • Wil Holmes,
  • Dakota E Lane
Kay McMonigal
North Carolina State University

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Natalya Evans
University of California Santa Barbara
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Daniel C Jones
British Antarctic Survey
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Genevieve Jay Brett
Johns Hopkins University
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Reece C. James
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Mar C Arroyo
University of California Santa Cruz
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A-bel Gong
University of San Diego
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Elizabeth C. Miller
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Colette LaMonica Kelly
Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science
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Jule Middleton
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Chris Spear
University of Chicago
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Wil Holmes
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Dakota E Lane
Loyola University Chicago
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Fieldwork, including work done at sea, is a key component of many geoscientists' careers. Recent studies have highlighted the pervasive sexual harassment faced by women during fieldwork. However, transgender and gender diverse scientists face unique obstacles, which have not yet been studied. We partially fill this gap by sharing our experiences as transgender and gender diverse people. We have experienced sexual harassment, misconduct, privacy issues, and legal and medical struggles as we conduct seagoing work. We provide recommendations to make seagoing work safer to our communities. These recommendations are a starting point to make seagoing work more inclusive for all.
22 Mar 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
26 Mar 2023Published in ESS Open Archive