Oceanography

Definition

The study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans; biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science.

 

Career description

  • Collecting samples and data from the sea, sea floor or atmosphere using specialised equipment and techniques;
  • Analysing samples for natural and contaminant composition;
  • Analysing life forms and matter, such as trace metals, present in sea water;
  • at life for simulations of ocean phenomena using computer or mathematical models;
  • Simulate statistical models of laboratory and field data to investigate hypotheses and make predictions;
  • Statistical and interpreting data from samples, measurements and remote sensing aids;
  • Attending conferences and going on research cruises;< prospectus>

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/oceanographer

 

 

Modules in University

Geography, Chemistry, Ecology, Physical Sciences, Mathematics

 

Jobs directly related to the degree

Fish Farm Manager

Forest/Woodland Manager

Water Quality Scientist

Nature Conservation Officer

Waste Management Officer

Environnemental Consultant

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/oceanographer

 

Books

The Blue Planet by Andrew Byatt.

The Sea around Us by Rachel Carson, Ann H. Zwinger.

 

Websites

http://www.oceanography.co.za/

https://www.icemasa.org/

http://sadco.csir.co.za/

http://www.samsa.org.za/opportunities

 

People.

James Cook, Matthew Maury, Robert Ballard.