Did you ever want to know what it was like to be an oceanographer or how to become one?


Watch or read the interviews with ESR Oceanographers below, and learn more about oceanographers and what they are studying.


  • Research Associate Susan Howard was recently profiled in her hometown newpaper, The News and Tribune.  The profile outlines her professional arc from student in the local high school in Jeffersonville, Indiana to oceanographer with Earth & Space Research (ESR) including her recently completed mission to Antarctica to study and map the Ross Ice Shelf as a member of the ROSETTA-ICE team.  Through the article, we learn how she used her talents and passion for math and science to ultimately join ESR and pursue her career in ocean science.


  • Grist Interactive, based in Seattle WA, provides online environmental news and commentary. Dr. Lagerloef’s Grist interview in February, 2007 explores his career in oceanography, current research on the Aquarius Mission, and thoughts on the environment.




ESR research in the news

Dr. Kathleen Dohan, PI for OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analyses Real-Time) was quoted and interviewed by several national news organizations in 2014, when the search for the missing Malaysian Airways, Flight MH370, was ongoing.

OSCAR data provides a great public service, not only to research scientists studying the ocean, but to mariners, the fishing industry, boating enthusiasts and now as part of a very important search for the missing airliner.

The impact of ocean surface currents is a critical piece of the multi-national search for the missing plane. Dr. Dohan was interviewed by The New Republic, MSNBC, NBC, CNN, The National Geographic and provided data to the NY Times. The following are links to Dr. Dohan’s appearances and interviews for some of the agencies, explaining the currents in the Southern Indian Ocean, where the airliner’s fragments were presumed to be.