Dept of Oceanography - 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.
Understanding the Battle Space Environment is the core of our METOC and Physical Oceanography masters and doctoral programs, reinforced through field research, data collection and capstone thesis
The Oceanography Department areas of expertise include: Global and littoral/regional numerical prediction, including polar regions; nearshore oceanography and impact on mine-counter-measures and amphibious warfare; coastal oceanography including littoral processes, eddies, and boundary currents and morphology; and ocean acoustics, spanning acoustical oceanography, propagation modeling, and geo-acoustic measurements.
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