Oceanography at Cal Maritime

Currently accepting applications for fall 2023

Oceanography Program Overview

For a broad, foundational understanding of modern oceanography and hands-on directed research experience


Oceanography from the RV Questuary

A degree, a minor & courses in oceanography


Gain a theoretical background and practical skills in oceanography.

Our Curriculum


Routine Oceanographic Surveys

Faculty and Students 


Be part of an inclusive academic community committed to ocean science and stewardship.  

Our People


Oceanography Questuary

Applications to challenges in marine resource management


Apply foundational knowledge and develop workforce ready skills through research. Build professional networks to launch your career.

Our Work


International Experience in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A global perspective on ocean literacy & stewardship


Explore diverse marine ecosystems while studying abroad. Learn about applications of new ocean science knowledge in decision-making for managing ocean resources around the globe.

International Experience



Oceanography (OCN) News

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A Deeper Dive: Rising Temperatures and Research in Roatan

A Deeper Dive: Rising Temperatures and Research in Roatan

Sep 25, 2023

With the fall semester well underway, we are reflecting on the amazing international experience that cadets and faculty in Cal Maritime’s oceanography program had this summer. ...

Sampling the SF Bay Aboard the R/V Questuary

Sampling the SF Bay Aboard the R/V Questuary

Oct 14, 2022

Our Oceanography cadets and faculty started their early Thursday morning aboard the R/V Questuary sampling around the Bay....

Oceanography Orientation

Oceanography Orientation

Aug 28, 2022

As part of orientation, the Oceanography program spent an overnight aboard the tall ship Matthew Turner. OCN cadets continued to build friendships with fellow cadets and had opportunity to interact with their OCN and other science faculty who also participated....