Data Center Description
The School of Oceanography, part of the College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington, explores the world and its complex ecological systems. The School seeks to understand those processes, which shape our oceans, by understanding a much broader set of intellectual horizons. The School attracts a rich variety of individuals, yet builds a close community of students and faculty. Our research and education opportunities will attract theoreticians, problem solvers, computer specialists, field enthusiasts, and those with a passion for learning. The School offers outstanding educational opportunities. Approximately 75 graduate students are in residence working within four areas of specialization (biological, chemical, physical, and marine geology and geophysics) and on a variety of interdisciplinary topics (climate change, extreme environments, and coastal systems. The many research activities of the School advance our knowledge of the oceans and contribute to the understanding of societal concerns. Sponsored research-funding averages $14 million per year.