Welcome - Oceanography
The mission of the Oceanography department is to provide defense-relevant, advanced education and research programs to meet the Naval unique needs of operating below, on and above the oceans to increase the warfighting effectiveness of the U.S. Naval services as a member of the DOD Joint Force.
Battle Space Environment: Our Approach to Educating Our Masters and Doctors Students
Educating our METOC and Physical Oceanography masters and doctoral students is the most important activity of the department. Our education mission is to provide a sound understanding of the science of physical oceanography...Read more
Brief Description of Areas of Expertise
The numerical prediction group has helped to develop the best global and regional models that are available anywhere; and group members evaluate and improve their physical realism for the Navy forecasting challenge, particularly in the areas of regional oceanography and global circulation and structure of the oceans...Read more
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, DR. PETER CHU
Welcome to the Department of Oceanography. Our mission of research and education is fueled by the intellectual vitality and contributions of our faculty. Our high quality instruction and viable research program well prepare our students on Decision Superiority through Battlespace Environment. Read more.
LT. Kristen Ainslie, an undersea warfare oceanography student captured this self-portrait while participating in ICEX 2020. Ainslie’s research explores the acoustic dynamics of diffusive convection, often observed in the Arctic Ocean.
LT. Kristen Ainslie, USN