Interested in a career in the marine sciences?

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What is Sea Grant?

Sea Grant, a component of NOAA, is a network of 33 state-based programs that promotes environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and the responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources.

  • Wallace M. Mosher
    Civil Engineer and Diver
    Collins Engineers, Inc.

    The best part of my job is developing creative solutions to ongoing infrastructure issues and providing significant, measureable benefits to our society.

  • Kate Zultner
    Coastal Planning Specialist
    Texas General Land Office

    I enjoy working and collaborating with people who are also engaged and enthusiastic about protecting and conserving our natural resources for future generations.

  • Sea Grant Program Director
    Maryland Sea Grant

    I work with communicators, scientists, university extension agents and educators to help make estuarine science understandable for and accessible to a broad array of citizens and government officials who care about the health of Chesapeake Bay.

  • Kay Ho
    Marine Eco-toxicologist
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    If you want to stay in the sciences and you want to have any control over the work you'll be performing, think about going all the way to a Ph.D.

  • Michael Lombardi
    Contract Diver and Undersea Specialist
    Lombardi Undersea Resource Center

    A typical day on the job varies from surveying pristine coral reefs, salvaging sunken vessels in the cold and dark north Atlantic, deploying oceanographic instruments beneath the Antarctic ice, rebuilding critical infrastructure such as hurricane barriers and shipping piers, or re-routing sewers.


  • What can a marine lawyer do?
    Read about John Duff and his work with environmental law and policy.
  • 14 day sailing trips in the Bahamas to conduct coral reef research
    Check out the Science Under Sail Institute for Exploration student expeditions
  • Summer opportunities at the Isles of Shoals in Maine
    High school and undergrad courses and undergrad internships at Shoals Marine Lab.
  • Interested in working with marine mammals?
    This video has tips on how to get started.

Which Marine Career is Right for You?

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