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Oceanography: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Ocean Engineering and Oceanography?

In short, Ocean Engineering is an engineering discipline, whereas oceanography is a science . Engineers are problem-solvers; they must assimilate numerous skills (e.g. math & physics) and resources (e.g. oceanic data) in order to solve a problem through means such as the design of a structure, vehicle or system. Oceanographers, on the other hand, are generally responsible for finding out information about the oceanic characteristics (temperatures, currents, etc.) which ocean engineers need. ...
Source: www.usna.edu

What is the Oceanography 1 pre-test?

The Oceanography 1 Pre-test is given to students to make sure that the have the appropriate computer skills to succeed in an online class. A copy of a typical pre-test can be viewed by selecting the link on the navigation bar at the top and bottom of the page.
Source: www.lavc.edu

Why are map projections essential tools of physical oceanography?

a ANSWER: http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/IntExerc/basic1/index.html Requires you to go through a quiz…about 8 pages later you get to a very interesting http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/IntExerc/basic1/quest08.html
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Where can I find general information about oceanography?

Visit the links page proposed by the Beaconsfield Primary School (Australia) . You may find what you're looking for...Good Luck! Or have a look at the following links: Encyclopedia Britannica -- Indian Ocean CIA -- The World Factbook 1999 -- Indian Ocean EncartaŽ Interactive World Atlas Online DMA (NIMA) Pilot Chart Atlas Indian Ocean Gary Sharp's website: Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Timelines and Records of Climate Consequences ...

What is the difference between Ocean Engineering (EOE) and Oceanography (SOC)?

In short, Ocean Engineering is an engineering discipline, whereas oceanography is a science . Engineers are problem-solvers; they must assimilate numerous skills (e.g. math & physics) and resources (e.g. oceanic data) in order to solve a problem through means such as the design of a structure, vehicle or system. Oceanographers, on the other hand, are generally responsible for finding out information about the oceanic characteristics (temperatures, currents, etc.) which ocean engineers need. ...
Source: www.usna.edu

What are the employment prospects for someone interested in Oceanography?

Students graduating with an Oceanography degree can do a variety of things based upon the type degree he or she has. Obviously, the more education one has, the more opportunities one has. Employment is also based on the area of interest that the graduate has. A few of the employers that come to mind would be any Community College or University as an Instructor/Professor, the Government (military), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, State Aquariums, The National Weather Service, Division of Marine Fisheries, offshore petroleum exploration companies, etc. ...
Source: cfcc.edu

How do I register for the Oceanography 1 online class?

You register for the Oceanography1 Online class just as you would register for any class at LAVC. However, you must contact the instructor via email prior to the start of class for log on instructions for the online class. You must have a functioning email address to take Oceanography 1 Online.
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Why does the Navy study oceanography?

Naval oceanographers study all there is to know about the ocean to better assist the warfighter, as well as commercial and recreational seafarers. Knowing certain properties about the water environment (the underwater geography, chemical properties of the water, temperature, etc.) allows everyone to use the ocean safely and advantageously.

What is the difference between Marine Biology and Oceanography?

Simply put, Oceanography is the study of the oceans and the biological, chemical, physical and geological processes that occur within it. It is traditionally a subject studied in graduate school and requires undergraduate training in biology (or marine biology), chemistry, physics and/or geology. Marine Biology focuses on the biology of the organisms that live in the oceans. As such it is a subdiscipline of biology, but has some overlap with the field of Biological Oceanography.
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How much will a Ph.D. Marine Biology or Oceanography student get paid?

A Ph.D. student accepted as a Research or Teaching Assistant is eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and depending on the availability of funding can work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. A Ph.D. Marine Biology or Oceanography Research and Teaching Assistant will start out at $15.10 per hour and after passing their comprehensive exam the stipend will increase to $16.75 per hour. return to FAQ index Marine biology FAQ Oceanography FAQ Fisheries

How much will an Oceanography or Marine Biology masters student get paid?

An Oceanography or Marine Biology student accepted as a Research or Teaching Assistant starts out earning $12.90 per hour for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Once the student passes their comprehensive exam (usually taken during the second year of studies) they are eligible for an increase in pay to $14.00 per hour. Depending on availability of funding and the research, a student is eligible to work up to 40 hours a week during the summer months. return to FAQ index Ph.D.

What courses would be most beneficial to take in college to be prepared for a career in Oceanography?

You will need all of the above in college. The Community College or University you attend basically builds on the information that you learned at the high school level. From there, new concepts are introduced. Each college or university requires different things, but all of them will require math, science, English/writing, and should encourage extensive use of computers.
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How do I get a job at Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Birch Aquarium at Scripps?

All available jobs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and UCSD, including shipboard positions, are posted at UCSD JobLink . You may also call the jobs phone line: 858/682-1000. Please also visit the Birch Aquarium volunteers web page. You may also call the volunteer department at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps: 858/534-9871.
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All available jobs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and UCSD, including shipboard positions, are posted at UCSD JobLink . You may also call the jobs phone line: 858/682-1000. Please also visit the Birch Aquarium volunteers web page. You may also call the volunteer department at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps: 858/534-5604.

What if I am interested in this a topic, but don't have a thorough background in oceanography?

Any adult who is interested in teaching and learning about the oceans is encouraged to attend.

What if I am interested in this a topic, but don't have a thorough background in Oceanography and haven't been involved before?

Anyone who is interested in joining the efforts to learn more about the oceans and ocean data are encouraged to attend.

Are there any hotels near Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Birch Aquarium at Scripps?

Nearby in the Golden Triangle/La Jolla area (about a 15-minute drive from Scripps), and a bit pricey, are the prominent national chains: Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine , 858/552-1234 Marriott Residence Inn La Jolla, 800/876-1778 Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego-La Jolla, 858/453-0400 Closer to Scripps Oceanography are: Sea Lodge (located right on the beach, walking distance from Scripps, includes a restaurant) 858/459-8271 Hotel La Jolla (high rise-hotel, shuttle to Scripps, includes a restaurant) 858/459-0261 La Joll... ...

What subjects count as the "additional A level science" required for the Physical Geography with Geology and Physical Geography with Oceanography programmes?

The core subjects we accept as A level sciences are Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. We do not currently accept Sports Science, Physical Education, Psychology, Electronics, Photography or Computing as "Science" subjects.

Where can I find more answers to questions about marine geology & geophysics or oceanography?

We have a page full of links to great sites offering information and activities related to oceanography and geology.

I can't find the section in the Blue Planet rulebooks for the section on Oceanography for Gamers. Can you tell me where it is?

You can find the section on Oceanography for Gamers in the Blue Planet v2 Moderator's Guide , page 149.

I am teaching an "Oceanography for teachers" summer course, do you have educational or informational materials about satellite altimetry and TOPEX/POSEIDON?

Please e-mail topex@jpl.nasa.gov for posters and brochures. CD-ROMs can be ordered on-line from http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/tecd.html . A soon-to-be-released educational CD-ROM can be ordered from http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/cdrom.html .
Please e-mail Margaret Srinivasan for posters and brochures and order the CD-ROMs through the sites listed above. We have started an Envoy program to provide materials and news to peer teachers. If you are interested in being an Envoy, please contact Margaret Srinivasan . Top of Page General and Science questions

If I do not have a lot of formal training in oceanography, will I feel comfortable offering the course?

The course materials are presented in such a way that an instructor in most science and mathematics departments should have no difficulty offering the course. The AMS Ocean Studies complete course package includes everything needed for your success. While one might wish to add supplementary materials in some situations, the course (as packaged) is a robust introduction to oceanography. ...

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has 3 major codes. How do I figure out which one I should choose on the application?

The 3 major codes represent how the degree will read if you are admitted and complete the program. You may choose: SI76 Earth Sciences SI77 Marine Biology SI78 Oceanography You'll also need to designate a specialization from those below: (You may choose up to two) Applied Ocean Science Biological Oceanography Climate Sciences Geosciences Geophysics Marine Biology Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Physical Oceanography For more information about the 8 specializations at Scripps please see Curricular Groups .
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