Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science


Oceanography

Find below a description of our research in this area, and a list of potential supervisers.

Our research in this area


A boat on the sea

The ocean defines our planet. It is an essential part of earth's climate, a source of numerous resources (fisheries, fossil fuels, minerals) and is heavily utilised by humans and other species in the dynamic region near the coast. Oceanography spans many disciplines and many scales -- from understanding heat and acidification changes across ocean basins, to how tiny phytoplankton grow in response to turbulent mixing. Oceanographic research also draws on a wide range of techniques and approaches: collection of ship and satellite-based observations, global and regional computer simulations, laboratory analyses and experiments and mathematical theories.

Specific topics include:

  • Ocean currents and sea level
  • Coastal ocean observations and simulations
  • Mixing and stratification
  • Marine energy
  • Antarctic oceanography
  • Estuarine dynamics
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Paleoceanography
  • Coastal productivity

Potential supervisors in this area