Oceanographer (2113)

Oceanographers conduct programs of exploration and research on ocean processes and phenomena, biological, chemical and physical characteristics of oceans, interactions with atmospheric and geological environments and impacts of human activity on oceans and marine ecosystems. Oceanographers are employed by governments, educational institutions and private companies engaged in exploration of seafloor deposits and sea farming areas, or they may be self employed (National Occupational Classification).

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Education

An oceanographer typically hold a master's degree or PhD in oceanography. The University of Manitoba offers courses in oceanography through the Department of Environment and Geography, as well as applicable courses in the Faculty of Science. Some graduate programs in oceanography may accept students with backgrounds in engineering.

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Date modified: May 3, 2019

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