Professions in ocean exploration include careers focused on the exploration of hydrothermal vents adnd underwater volcanoes. Dive into some of those careers below or view all of our career profiles to learn about opportunities to explore the ocean.
Please note that all Ocean Exploration Career content was current at the time that interviews were recorded; however, profiles are not being updated to reflect subsequent career changes.
Dr. Deborah Kelley is a marine geologist who studies hydrothermal vents and how volcanoes support life in the absence of sunlight.Read more
Dr. Bob Embley is a geophysicist with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory who works with seafloor maps and images to analyze the processes that create undersea features such as submarine volcanoes.Read more
Dr. Robert (Bob) Ballard is perhaps best known for his investigations of the Titanic shipwreck, Bob Ballard is a visionary oceanographer who is continually extending our reach and understanding of the underwater world. Read the full text of Bob's interview below to learn more about his job.Read more