Day-7.What is oceanography?
It is the description of the oceans or the marine environment. I learned this today when we visited MOI, the Mauritius Oceanography Institute which aims to provide technical support to the blue economy which they call the ocean economy in Mauritius .MOI was established in January 2000,they strive to show the need to rationalize and coordinate research and development related to oceanography. MOI has also made key contributions to help the ocean such as ‘Land Based Coral Farming’. They have also developed techniques such as ‘ex-situ’ culture of corals, which is all done in the effort of trying to restore the corals that have been destroyed or have died. I was very interested in the current projects they have going on such as Marine Ecology, a market guide for fish family in Mauritius, which is soon going to be available online. I personally did not know the career opportunities available in the oceanography field, but I was able to learn about all the interesting job opportunities such as working in the Physical Oceanography department, which is the exploration and study of the physical processes in the ocean. There is also Satellite Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, as well as Marine Biotechnology and to work in these Organisation you have to have a background of science and of course in that specific field. Who knew there was so much to learn in that field?
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