Career choices in Oceanography
What are the various career options available to me in Oceanography?
• Chemical Oceanography: It focuses on the composition and quality of water. Chemical oceanographers mostly work in the distribution of chemical compounds and the many chemical interactions that happen in the ocean and the seafloor.
• Geological Oceanography: Geological and geophysical oceanographers are needed for describing the shape and material of the seafloor. It is needed for the appropriate selection of suitable locations of marine structures as well as the exploitation of the oceans mineral resources.
• Physical Oceanography: Physical Oceanography studies about all the physical properties of the ocean. Physical oceanographers investigate such ocean properties as temperature, density, wave motions, tides, and currents. Remote sensing is one of the important areas in this field.
• Marine Biology: Marine Biology is the field which studies life processes in marine environments. Marine biologists study the ocean processes that control the productivity and distribution of marine life.
• Marine archaeologists are 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. They require a background in archaeology or anthropology.
• Marine and ocean engineers apply scientific and technical knowledge to practical uses.
• Marine policy experts combine their knowledge of oceanography and social sciences such as law, economics, political science or business to develop guidelines and policies for the wise use of the ocean and coastal resources.