About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Oceanography

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Faculty and students in the Department of Oceanography explore the world to investigate the defining questions of the oceans’ future, present, and past. The Department provides exceptional interdisciplinary training in the fields of Ocean Climate, Marine Ecosystem Science and Health, Ocean Observing Science and Technology, and Ocean Energy.

The Department of Oceanography is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences at Texas A&M that spans the Marine Biology and Marine Sciences Departments at Texas A&M Galveston, GERG, IODP, and Texas Sea Grant. This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a truly unique concentration of educational and research resources. Our educational and research capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology and Geophysics, as well as the Berg Hughes Center and Texas Center for Climate Studies.