Inclusive of Cooperating and Affiliate members, more than 70 Graduate Faculty teach and advise graduate students in the Oceanography field of study. The collective research expertise and programs of these faculty provide a broad diversity of potential projects and employment opportunities for students. Department faculty are loosely organized into three Divisions — Physical Oceanography, Marine Geology and Geochemistry (MGGD), and Biological Oceanography; the research activities and publications of the Oceanography Faculty are described on other pages of this web site.
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Congratulations Dave Karl
David Karl has been named as the first recipient of The Victor and Peggy Brandstrom Pavel Endowed Chair in Ocean and Earth Science and Technology in SOEST. The Pavel Endowed Chair has been established with a $2,080,000 gift. Dave plans to use the large gift "to do pioneering research on the micro-organisms that dominate the biomass of the ocean, provide food for most of the food web, harvest solar energy, degrade pollutants, and maintain half the oxygen that we breathe. Our future is tied to the health of the ocean.”
Dave Karl is the 2013 recipient of the Alexander Agassiz Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences. Dave joins the ranks of illustrious past recipients who include Bjerknes, Bigelow, Sverdrup, Stommel, and our very own Klaus Wyrtki.