Oceanographer : The Profession For The Scientist


Oceanography is part of science....It can be divide into 4 elements there is chemical,biological,physic and also geological that is very important to the oceanographer if they want to be expertise in their profession. This career is very important nowadays even this profession has been existed since the earliest civilization.....

The study of oceanography is divided into branches:
  • Biological oceanography, or marine biology, is the study of the plants, animals and microbes of the oceans and their ecological interaction with the ocean;
  • Chemical oceanography, or marine chemistry, is the study of the chemistry of the ocean and its chemical interaction with the atmosphere;
  • Geological oceanography, or marine geology, is the study of the geology of the ocean floor including plate tectonics;
  • Physical oceanography, or marine physics, studies the ocean's physical attributes including temperature-salinity structure, mixing, waves, internal waves, surface tidesinternal tides, and currents. Of particular interest is the behavior of sound (acoustical oceanography), light (optical oceanography) and radio waves in the ocean.
These branches reflect the fact that many oceanographers are first trained in the exact sciences or mathematics and then focus on applying their inter disciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities to oceanography.

Data derived from the work of Oceanographers is used in marine engineering, in the design and building of oil platforms, ships, harbours, and other structures that allow us to use the ocean safely.
Oceanographic data management is the discipline ensuring that oceanographic data both past and present are available to researchers.