Summary Ice Specialist - Oceanography near Calgary (AB)
Find key facts and figures about working as an ice specialist - oceanography. The following information is applicable to all Geoscientists and oceanographers (NOC 21102).
Note: Some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Geoscientists include geologists, geochemists and geophysicists who conduct programs of exploration and research to extend knowledge of the structure, composition and processes of the earth, to locate, identify and extract hydrocarbon, mineral and groundwater resources and to assess and mitigate the effects of development and waste disposal projects on the environment. Oceanographers conduct programs of exploration and research on ocean processes and phenomena, biological, chemical and physical characteristics of oceans, interactions with atmospheric and geological environments and impacts of human activity on oceans and marine ecosystems. Geoscientists are employed by petroleum and mining companies, consulting geology, geophysics and engineering firms and by governments and educational institutions,
This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
Median wage in the Calgary Region
The job prospects are limited in the Calgary Region
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- Conduct oceanographic research programs and expeditions to extend knowledge of the properties and functioning of oceans
- Explore ocean floor and submarine geological structures, conduct seismic surveys and study formation of ocean basins and other structures
- Plan and conduct investigations on ocean chemical properties and processes, ocean floor and marine atmosphere and undersea volcanoes to study impacts of environmental changes
- Plan, direct and participate in sampling and analysis of seawater, plankton, fish, sediments and rocks
- Study marine life and interaction with physical and chemical environments to assess impacts of pollutants on marine ecology and to develop ecologically-based methods of seafarming
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