What is Oceanography?
Oceanography is the study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans: biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science. Although they contain most of the Earth's water and carbon and surface heat, and much of its biomass, the oceans do not operate alone. Together with the atmosphere, continents and ice-cover (the cryosphere), they form a working machine, driven mostly by energy from the sun. Lesser amounts of energy derive from tides raised by the moon and sun and planets, and heat from the Earth"s interior.
Government research scientist
Marine policy expert
Ocean miner and gas exploration
Atmospheric scientist and climate researcher
Public policy writer
Marine mammal scientist
Communication – verbal and written
Practical skills for experiments and operating scientific equipment
Knowledge of ocean and marine environment
Knowledge of fluid mechanics
Ability to cope with extreme conditions
Additional languages a plus