Membership is open to women marine scientists only, at any stage of their career, regardless of whether they are professionals (employed, not employed, or self-employed), undergraduate or post-graduate students.
All disciplinary backgrounds and/or specialisations within or applied to the marine sciences and environments are welcome.
The number of members of the network should be unrestricted.
All female members of the WIOMSA shall be given the option to join in the WiMS network at the time of registration or renewal of their membership to WIOMSA. Membership to the WIOMSA is necessary for joining the WiMS network.
Women marine scientists should apply for membership as individuals rather than through their institutions
Membership to the WiMS network is open to women working and living anywhere in the world.
Each member will develop a personal professional profile that can be searched for developing collaborations.
 Included here are the following disciplines, environments and fields of application:
This list is not exhaustive, nor limiting.