Careers in Marine Sciences: Resources Page


As in all Next Wave features, you will find at this resources page valuable links to international organizations, funding bodies, research institutions, and databases that may be helpful for those of you who are marine scientists or are about to enter this exciting field.


Global Ocean Observing System

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

World Resources Institute

International Biodiversity Observation Year

Global Biological Information Facility

United States

Society for Marine Mammalogy career strategy page

A great Web site that summarizes pretty much all the info one needs for marine mammal research (there are some links for zoos, too).

Marine Biology Web

A broad focus on marine biology in general, including places around the world at which you can study and/or do fieldwork.

Careers & Jobs in Marine Biology & Oceanography

What it says ... A comprehensive listing of marine biology career sites!

Marine Mammal Commission

The Santa Fe Institute

Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education

Ocean Biogeographical Information System

Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

El Niño/Southern Oscillation Information

Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center

NOAA home page


European Register of Marine Species

ESF Strategy Paper "Towards a European Marine Research Area"

Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Royal Society of Edinburgh/Scottish Enterprise Fellowships, UK. The fellowship provides a year's funding to get start-up companies off the ground, as well as support in the form of mentoring and business training.

Trondheim Marine Systems Research Infrastructure, Norway

For detailed funding information, see the feature contribution "Marine Science Funding for Germany and Europe."


Funding Bodies

Science Ministry (BMBF)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

For detailed information, see the feature contribution Marine Science Funding for Germany and Europe.

Research Institutions

Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM)

German Society for Marine Research (DGM)

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Alfred Wegener Institut Bremerhaven

Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie

International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecosystems

GKSS Forschungszentrum

Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment

Klimaänderung und Küste (AFFORD)

PIK Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

Further Reading

  • Meeresforschung im nächsten Jahrzehnt--Denkschrift, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim (2000).

  • Studien und Berufswahl, Bund-Länder-Kommission für Bildungsplanung und Forschungsförderung und Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, eds., Verlag Karl Heinrich Bock, Bad Honnef (published annually).

  • Studienführer Mathematik/Naturwissenschaften, R. Böhm und H. Manns, eds., Lexika Verlag (1996).

  • Careers in Oceanography and Marine-Related Fields, The Oceanography Society, ed., 4052 Timber Ridge Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 USA (1995).

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