Oceanographer Job Description

Oceanographers Employ Mathematical, Engineering And Scientific Theories To Investigate The Relationships Between Fresh Water, Seawater, The Biosphere, Atmosphere And Polar Ice Caps.

Oceanographer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • using numerical/computer modelling to simulate ocean phenomena
  • testing samples in laboratory conditions
  • keeping up-to-date with scientific and research developments
  • attending relevant oceanography conferences, training courses and field trips
  • writing funding bids and research proposals
  • planning, organising and leading field research trips
  • collecting field samples and data
  • giving lectures and making presentations
  • writing research papers, reports and reviews
  • analysing water samples for mineral content and life forms
  • recording, analysing and interpreting data obtained from samples and remote sensing equipment
  • using numerical/statistical modelling to make predictions about trends
  • using sophisticated equipment and specialist techniques to analyse samples.

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