Who are we?
OceanCareers.com is a nationwide project supported by COSEE California (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence), part
of a National Science
Foundation (NSF) network created to foster scientists’ involvement
in ocean science education. One of ten COSEE
Centers nationwide, COSEE California represents a powerful collaboration between the Marine
Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey
Peninsula College, the Lawrence
Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography and the Birch
Aquarium at Scripps, and California
Why did we build this site?
Because the oceans are vital to our lives and livelihood!
Did you know that the oceans sustain one out of every six American
jobs now? *
*From Vice President Al Gore opening address to the National Ocean
Conference June 11, 1998
Did you know that 20% of our economy is based on ocean related
Ocean careers support:
- National security/defense
- Transportation and commerce
- Energy and exploration activities
- Recreation and tourism
- Fisheries and aquaculture
- Search and recovery operations
- Nautical/underwater archeology
- Government assessment and regulation
- Scientific/medical research
- Education and the arts
- …And much more
However there is a problem.
- Current trends in research and industry are not well reflected in many educational programs.
- Clear links are missing between education programs, marine careers, and the marine economy.
- There is a lack of readily available information about careers in non-academic marine science and technology positions.
- Many ocean occupations are not classified by the Department of
Labor and therefore are hidden from educators and students.
The solution – www.OceanCareers.com
This web site will provides current information on career opportunities,
the knowledge and skills required to enter these careers, where
students can gain the necessary education, employers who hire people
to work in these careers, and much more.
Can you answer these questions?
Are you aware of specific educational backgrounds and skills employers
are looking for – and who these employers are?
Do you know which schools can help you obtain the necessary knowledge
and skills to enter an ocean career?
Or Are you an employer who is seeking qualified applicants
for ocean-related jobs?
This web site is designed for anyone who wants to know more about
ocean occupations. Whether you’re....
- A student trying to choose the right college.
- A counselor or educator advising students.
- An employer looking for employees or additional education and
training for current staff.
- A working professional seeking a career change.
www.oceancareers.com is your one-stop web site that’s designed
to help you make important decisions about your education and future.
What type of information does this web site
At the heart of www.oceancareers.com are four databases in which
you’ll find detailed information about:
Educational Institutions – descriptions of more than 300 educational institutions offering
Careers - descriptions of more than fifty ocean occupations, including task and duties, knowledge and skills, salary range, and workforce trends.
Educational Competencies – what you need to know and be able to do in twenty-four different
discipline areas to be marketable in today’s workplace* Details on competencies are embeded within career descriptions.
Professional Societies – links to more than 200 professional societies*
* Information will be added and updated continually.
And much more useful information...
How www.OceanCareers.com can help you!
Educators and their institutions
· Teachers and professors
– Identify how particular subjects and skills help students prepare
for specific ocean careers.
- Counselors –Learn more about ocean careers so you can help orient
and guide students.
- Educational institutions –Make curricula and programs more relevant
to work force needs.
Students and working professionals
- K-12 students – Learn more about the ocean and how people work
in and around it. Find schools that prepare you for ocean careers.
- College students and graduates – Identify needed skills and
find potential employers.
- Working adults – Identify new careers and continuing education
- All – Find internships, post resumes, and apply for jobs.
Employers and others
- Employers – Announce jobs, seek qualified applicants, and find
continuing education opportunities for current employees.
- Professional societies – Build better links with students, teachers,
educational institutions, and employers.
- Labor and employment agencies – Update occupational listings.
- Scientists and engineers – Provide career guidance to graduate
students and play a role in educational reform.
Tell us what you think.
Please note that there are comment boxes on every page. Please
let us know what you think and know we can improve the web site.
For further information, please contact:
OceanCareers.com Project Director
Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Tel. (831) 645-1393; Fax (831) 646-3080
The MATE Center’s mission is to help prepare America’s work
force for marine-related occupations. For more information,
This project is supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.
Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily
of the foundation.