Minimum B.Sc. Marine Science

Not required

The tasks an Oceanographer is expected to perform include:

Studying characteristics of oceans for use in navigation, geography, meteorology and other sciences

Undertaking oceanic explorations to gather data on configuration

Understanding the nature of ocean beds

Studying phenomena such as tides, currents and icebergs

Performing chemical analyses of bottom mud of the ocean and sea water at various depths

Mapping the deposition of sand on beaches

Studying and summarizing the exploration of data to develop a comprehensive study

Developing a unified picture of oceanic behaviour

In-depth knowledge of scientific methods like observation and experimentation

Skilled in investigating the oceans effect on the evolution of weather and other climatic conditions

Ability to develop better means and technology for conservation and proper utilization of ocean resources

In-depth knowledge of characteristics of oceans

Skilled in applying basic sciences to study the worlds oceans and coastal waters

Skilled in studying the motion and circulation of the ocean waters

Knowledge of how the chemical properties of oceans affect coastal areas, climate and weather

Skilled in collecting samples and conducting surveys

Proficient in analyzing data using sophisticated equipment

Skilled in interpreting laboratory data

Not applicable

Analytical mind

Attention to detail







It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, sea sickness, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 6,500 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

The government of India is a big employer for qualified physicists and other scientific researchers. ISRO conducts various tests for the post graduates for different vacancies occurring in different projects there. The candidates interested in pursuing a job in various governmental organizations should update themselves with various exam notifications conducted by UPSC, SSC etc. which provides the pathway to various governmental firms.

Considering all this, it is safe to say that there is demand for an Oceanographer in the present and it will also be there in the future.

Government and private research laboratories


Cities and towns across India