Our Department

We are faculty and students involved in oceanography and other marine sciences with access to a wide variety of research facilities and equipment, including on-campus analytical chemistry, geology and molecular biology laboratories, and computing and imaging facilities. We support collaborative research with partners at the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station, Moss Landing Laboratory, and others. More...

General Information

  • NEW CLASS Spring 2018 OCEA 241 - Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems with Jerome Fiechter
  • Spring 2018 OCEA 290G - The El Niño-Southern Oscillation with Andy Moore
  • Spring 2018 OCEA 290A - Classic Papers in Chemical Oceanography with Phoebe Lam
  • NEW Environmental Sciences Major Fall 2018
  • Ocean Sciences Student: Kim Bitterwolf Wins Grad Slam 1st Place & People's Choice, UCSC
  • Main Office: A312 Earth and Marine Sciences Building
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Prospective Students

The Ocean Sciences Department includes faculty and students involved in oceanography and other marine sciences. Students have access to a wide variety of research facilities and equipment, and collaborative study with nearby research agencies and institutions. More...

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