Oceanography: the oceans' exploration


Oceanography is the study of the ocean and all its complex relationships with the planet.

The study of oceanography is interdisciplinary. The ocean’s properties and processes function together and cannot be examined separately from one another.

Oceanographers must have a broad understanding of these relationships to research specific topics or disciplines.



Oceanographers are busy answering questions about the processes of the ocean. Many discoveries made in the field of oceanography are the product of multidisciplinary involving oceanographer from all the branches of the science.

The primary task of an oceanographer is research. Oceanographers spend lots of time running experiments, collecting data, reading many studies and writing about their results and sharing their findings with the people.

  What is an oceanographer?

If you want to know more about what is an oceanographer, please read the infograph. The complete infograph may be viewed by clicking on the image.

The new oceanography

The introduction of new tools as sensors, robots, or satellites is triggering a transformation of traditional oceanography.