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Faculty and students in the Department of Oceanography explore the world to investigate the defining questions of the oceans’ future, present, and past.  The Department provides exceptional interdisciplinary training in the fields of Ocean Climate, Marine Ecosystem Processes, Ocean Observing Science and Technology, and Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry.

The Department of Oceanography is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences at Texas A&M that span the Marine Biology and Marine and Coastal Environmental Science Departments at Texas A&M Galveston, GERG, IODP, and Texas Sea Grant.  This alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a truly unique concentration of educational and research resources.  Our educational and research capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology and Geophysics, as well as the Berg-Hughes Center and Texas Center for Climate Studies.

Dr. Shari Yvon-Lewis, Department Head Of Oceanography

Strategic Plan


Texas A&M Oceanography is committed to pushing the frontiers of ocean science research and education in a department where all scholars are welcome. Our transformative science of today will be part of tomorrow’s solutions as we continue to face a changing environment.

Mission Statement

We make a global impact through innovative research and collaboration addressing critical questions related to ocean health, climate change, and the interconnectedness of Earth's systems. We educate and train the next generation of oceanographers by fostering high impact learning environments and experiences. We serve society by engaging with community, industry, and policy stakeholders to promote stewardship of our oceans for a sustainable future.