Our research spans the branches of oceanography—biological, chemical, physical, and geological—and includes work in the related disciplines of environmental science, resource monitoring and conservation, atmospheric science, and risk prediction.
The ocean is the largest and most diverse habitat on Earth, home to an astonishing diversity of microorganisms and aquatic plants and animals. Ocean life plays a key role in our planet’s climate and provides half of the oxygen on Earth needed for all life.
Science & Society
Science can help inform decisions regarding how societies plan and manage economies and social systems, providing unbiased data and analyses that can be used to protect and improve lives and livelihoods. Beyond the here-and-now, the ocean may also yield fundamental insights into human life itself.