Learn more about a variety of ocean careers available to those interested in work on or in the ocean. Below you will find a wide variety of talented people who explore our ocean planet, ranging from explorers, graduate students, submersible pilots, and vessel crew to NOAA Corps Officers.
Please note that all Ocean Exploration Career content was current at the time that interviews were recorded; however, profiles are not being updated to reflect subsequent career changes.
Careers on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
Current: The Journal of Marine Education: A Special Issue Featuring: A Closer Look at Ocean Careers through the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: A “Case Study” (PDF, 2.2 MB)
In this issue of Current, the Journal of Marine Education, the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer “comes alive,” capturing the enthusiasm of the ship’s officers, crew, and explorers as they live and work onboard the Nation’s first dedicated ship for ocean exploration. The combination of personnel and instrumentation on a single vessel dedicated to ocean exploration is unique and is presented here as a “case study” for educators and students wishing to know more about the paths traveled by some of the individuals who dedicate their lives to understanding more about our little-known ocean world.
This site, sponsored by NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program, introduces a wide range of marine career fields and people working in those fields. Professionals describe what they like and dislike about their careers, what they see for the future in their fields, and much more. The site also provides salary and other pertinent career information.