By now, we’re all familiar with the story of the scientist whose experiments found the first evidence of human-made CO2 emissions in the oceans.
Or the researcher who made the first real-world CO2-related paper.
Or any number of other scientists whose work helped to unravel the CO2 cycle and lead to an understanding of how CO2 is changing our climate.
And yet, in the last year or so, there has been a surprising uptick in the number of scientists working in ocean research.
It’s an increase that may have a lot to do with a new climate change bill in Congress, which was passed in February.
But the bill’s impact on the ocean may be far-reaching.
Here’s what you need to know about ocean science jobs.
What is ocean research?
Ocean research is the study of the ocean, and it’s an incredibly important part of our planet’s health and ecology.
We understand the oceans better than anyone else, and there are many places in the world where we need to learn more about them.
But, until recently, ocean research was primarily done by small groups of scientists at a few institutions.
Scientists could spend years in a lab and only make a single paper about the ocean.
And even then, that paper was a footnote in the scientific literature, not the foundation of any future understanding of the oceans and their health.
In the 1980s, scientists started collaborating online and began publishing in journals like Science and Nature.
But that was all about the Internet, and the lack of access to the world’s oceans has limited how much we can learn about them, says Dan Tittel, a professor of marine science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a co-author of the book Ocean Science.
The advent of internet access has made it possible for scientists to publish in a wider range of journals, Tittl says.
But in order to reach their conclusions, scientists need to travel to other places, which can make it challenging to get published in big scientific journals.
Tittels co-authored the Ocean Science book with Daniela Zimina, who is also the founder of the Sea Lab Ocean Institute at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In addition to publishing in Nature and Science, Tissi also publishes in the prestigious journal Nature.
The book describes how ocean scientists have developed a unique understanding of ocean chemistry, which has helped them predict the carbon cycle and make predictions about future climate.
Ocean researchers have also become a key part of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change.
NOAA’s ocean research program, for instance, is designed to help scientists improve our understanding of our changing ocean environment, as well as to identify the threats to our oceans.
The agency’s goal is to help develop better, more effective ocean-based technologies to combat climate change and to reduce the risk of catastrophic weather events like hurricanes and floods.
So far, NOAA has funded a handful of ocean-related projects in recent years, such as a $500,000 study to develop new methods for detecting and tracking CO2 bubbles in the ocean and another $1 million to help researchers measure the ocean’s carbon storage.
Scientists also are getting paid more.
In 2018, NOAA announced that its ocean science program will increase its pay for both researchers and postdocs.
But Tissis job is not the only one to get a raise in the new climate bill.
In February, Congress approved a bill to establish a marine science research program that will cover oceanographic, marine mammal, and environmental scientists, as opposed to just oceanographers.
NOAA is responsible for conducting ocean research for the agency’s own purposes, such the development of new technologies to help prevent, respond to, and mitigate climate change, according to NOAA’s website.
“These are the kinds of programs that are critical to the future of our nation’s ocean science,” says Jennifer Hahn, the deputy assistant secretary of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is also part of NOAA.
And, while the bill will also pay more for ocean scientists to do more research, the amount of money to be made from that work will be limited, Hahn says.
“The ocean science research grants are going to be funded on a per-project basis.
So the amount you’re going to get out of it is going to vary based on the number and type of research projects you do,” she says.
What are the key benefits of ocean research jobs?
As ocean science is a key component of our understanding and protection of the environment, ocean researchers can provide valuable insights about the oceans’ health and the potential for human-caused CO2 impacts, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But ocean scientists also help to make sure that the ocean stays healthy.
They are important scientists in their fields, helping scientists understand the processes that drive the oceans carbon cycle, which in turn helps us to understand the health of the world around us.
As a result, they also can play a critical