There are endless things to learn in the oceans. Thousands of scientists actively work in ocean science (Oceanography), learning new things all the time.
All the ocean sciences depend on each other. The currents move mud about and dissolve some of it – something Geologists need to know about. The dissolved mud changes the water chemistry, and some is carried upward to the sunlight to become plant nutrients. Each scientist is careful to ask others for help in solving his or her problems. Some of the biggest discoveries start with a chance conversation – but only years of careful work can finish the job.
At ESR, our group of Polar scientists are Physical Oceanographers, studying the ocean’s currents and ocean-ice-cliamte interactions.
Meet some of ESR’s Polar Oceanographers: