Branches of Oceanography or Marine Science

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physical oceanography
collect and study data on the ocean’s tides, currents, and waves.
physical oceanography
uses a variety of special instruments and devices that measure the earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields, the speed of sound traveling through water, the ocean’s depths, and the flow of heat from the earth’s interior.
geological oceanography
study of the physical and chemical properties of rocks and sediments give us valuable information about earth’s history: their work helps us understand the processes that created the ocean basins and the interactions between the ocean and the sea floor.
physical oceanography
investigate such ocean properties as temperature, density, wave motions, and the sea floor.
physical oceanography
study the ocean-atmosphere relationship that influences weather and climate, the transmission of light and sound through water, the oceans interactions with its boundaries at the sea floor and the coast.
chemical oceanography
investigate the chemical composition of seawater and its interaction with the atmosphere and the sea floor.
chemical oceanography
analyze seawater components, desalination of seawater, and studying the effects of pollutants. They also examine chemical processes operating within the marine environment.
biological oceanography
interested in how marine organisms develop, relate to one another, adapt seafood and studying biological responses to pollution.
biological oceanography
work includes developing ecologically sound methods of harvesting seafood and studying biological responses to pollution.
marine engineers
work ranges from designing sensitive instruments for measuring ocean processes to building marine structures that can withstand ocean currents, waves, tides, and severe storms.
archaeological oceanography
involved in the systematic recovery and study of material evidence, such as shipwrecks, graves, buildings, tools, and pottery remaining from past human life and culture that is now covered by the sea.
marine policy makers
combine their knowledge of oceanography and social sciences, law, or business to develop guidelines and policies for the wise use of ocean and coastal resources.
physical oceanography
studies with temperature, density, and acoustical properties of waves and currents.
marine engineers
work with marine biologists, to design and construct residential and/or commercial sites along coastlines and mangroves.
marine policy makers
collaborate with marine biologists to implement fishing restrictions or regulations on certain species of fish.
archaeological oceanography
unlock questions about mankind’s past that remain hidden in the ocean depths.
Categories: Oceanography