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.

  • Maya Yamato
    Evolutionary Biologist
    Smithsonian Institution

    In addition to getting good grades in science and math classes, students should try to get research experience either during high school or college.

  • Caitie McCoy
    Environmental Social Scientist
    Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

    If you want to help conserve our natural resources, you have to understand people.

  • Anu Frank-Lawale
    Aquaculture Geneticist
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science

    Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of global food supply and there are very few people working to manage genetic resources globally.

  • Jonathan Bird
    Underwater Cinematographer
    Jonathan Bird Productions

    I have the world's greatest, but most difficult to explain job. I travel the world filming episodes for my underwater science/adventure series Jonathan Bird's Blue World which airs on public television.

  • Chad W. Scott
    Marine Civil/Structural Engineer, Commercial Diver
    AMI Consulting Engineers

    Every project I work on adds some new dimension and challenge to my life. My experience and knowledge grow with each new project, and this allows me to share and teach others.


  • What can a civil engineer do?
    Read about Oceana Puananilei Francis and her work with coastal sustainability.
  • Here's a great resource if you want to study marine science in college
    Check out this listing of schools compiled by The Bridge.
  • Teachers: you can go to sea!
    Apply to NOAA's Teacher at Sea program starting this fall.
  • Did you know that oceanographers can work with ice?
    This video profiles a satellite oceanographer at the National Ice Center.

Which Marine Career is Right for You?

Answer a series of questions to determine which marine career field may interest you!

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