Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

REU students on a cruise holding the Department of Oceanography flag


The Department of Oceanography and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) are proud to announce an NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program that will focus on "Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills, and ocean acidification." The REU program is open to undergraduate students from across the US. Find more information, requirements, and the application at the link below.

REU Information

Oceanography Spotlights


Tyler Winkler

“Take advantage of every opportunity that you can to learn something new. There is so much amazing science being done by Texas A&M Oceanographers, and the opportunities to grow as an early career scientist are limitless if you are willing to collaborate and learn from those around you!” - Tyler Winkler

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Charlotte Miller

“At Texas A&M Oceanography department, you will never take a class where the professor isn’t incredibly passionate about what they are teaching. It’s infectious.” – Charlotte Miller '20

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Dr. Lei Hu

“Texas A&M OCNG has nourished my passion in environmental sciences” – Dr. Lei Hu '12 (Ph.D.)

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Faculty in the Department of Oceanography and KAMU-FM have created an oceanic science podcast, On the Ocean, that shares important facts about the ocean, marine creatures, and oceanographic research.

KAMU-FM airs On the Ocean Tuesdays at 8:30 AM CT. Podcasts, text, and links will be uploaded on this site shortly after.

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Texas A&M Arts and Sciences Oceanography News Stories

Texas A&M oceanography professors are leading a team to the Southern Ocean to map trace elements as part of the National Science Foundation-funded global initiative GEOTRACES...Read More→

Texas A&M oceanographers recently returned from a four-day research cruise collecting samples in the Gulf of Mexico and near the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. ..Read More→

Texas A&M scientists’ research shows that two identical-looking olive ridley sea turtles may follow very different paths...Read More→

Catie Kaylor ’23 contributed to major research on “forever chemicals” in oysters during a 2021 REU in Florida and conducted colloidal trace metals research at Texas A&M this year...Read More→

Professors in the College of Arts and Sciences analyze a system of ocean currents that is slowing over time and may cause abnormal weather...Read More→

A recently awarded collaborative research project will standardize how scientific data is described...Read More→