Marine Science also called Oceanography , is the branch of Earth science that studies the ocean. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries.
Why is this Important?
- Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
- Many have student chapters you can join while in college
- Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major
|Ocean Institute||Offers marine science, environmental education, and maritime history programs.||Visit|
|Intersea Foundation||Marine research and environmental education agency that conducts whale research trips to Alaska.||Visit|
|Cambrian Foundation, The||Foundation focused on aquatic research, education, and shipwreck expeditions.||Visit|
|Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)||Independent scientific institution, founded in 1888, that undertakes the highest level of creative research and education in biology, including the biomedical and environmental sciences.||Visit|
|IAMSLIC||The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) is an association of individuals and organizations ...|
|Marine Conservation Biology Institute||Nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding life in the sea by advancing the multidisciplinary science of marine conservation biology.||Visit|
|Native Fish Society||Speaks for fish and the environments they depend upon for survival.||Visit|
|Marine and Environmental Education and Research, Inc.||A nonprofit organization that publishes educational materials for the natural sciences over the Internet, free for public use.||Visit|
|Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists (SCAMIT)||Promotes the study of marine invertebrate taxonomy in southern California and development of a regionally standardized taxonomy.||Visit|
|National Marine Educators Association||Visit the Bridge Blog to discuss ocean science and ocean science education. Contact NMEA. National Marine Educators Association P.O. Box 1470 ...||Visit|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)||NOAA provides timely and precise weather, water, and climate forecasts, as well as monitors the environment and examines changes in the oceans.||Visit|