|The study of the sea, an interdisciplinary science known as
oceanography, concerns itself with unraveling the myriad of processes that
interact in the sea. Perhaps as in no other science, oceanography requires
the concerted efforts of geologists, physicists, chemists, biologists and
a whole host of other scientists from various disciplines.
In the lectures that follow, we explore the fundamental and practical questions that drive ocean research. We meet a few of the men and women who have contributed to our scientific understanding of the oceans and gain an appreciation for the challenges they faced along the way. We also learn some practical skills, such as reading maps and tables and charts, skills useful for every day living, no matter what your occupation or pursuit.
|Ocean Science||Oceanography defined|
|Ocean Science||Oceanography and Kevin Bacon|
|Ocean Science||Remarkable ocean facts|
|Ocean Science||How to read a map|
|Ocean Science||Making sense of tables|
|Ocean Science||Making sense of graphs|
|Ocean Science||Challenges facing ocean scientists|
|Ocean Science||Who pays for ocean research?|
|Ocean Science||The art of scientific thinking|
|Ocean Science||Simple mathematics|