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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Margaret McManus and Gordon Walker are participating in a national collaboration that awarded HIMB and the Dept of Oceanography researchers over $1 million to test and evaluate the accuracy and utility of technology used to observe aquatic ecosystems.
Aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy oceanography professor Chris Measures and research affiliate Mariko Hatta along with several scientists and a graduate student from the University of Hawai?i at Manoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) arrived at the North Pole. This NSF funded expedition is focused on studying the Arctic Ocean to meet a number of scientific goals, including the creation of a baseline of measurements for future comparisons.