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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Oceanography graduate student Nathan Lanning, joined the NSF-funded Plume Raiders Cruise to the Southern East Pacific Rise to investigate the chemistry of hydrothermal vent fluids in the area.


Three outstanding geoscientists will receive the awards during the Distinguished Achievement Awards Gala Jan. 14, 2022.


Texas A&M scientist finds late season storms to have greater potential for intensifying than early season storms.


About one out of four Aggies are first-generation college students, and this week the university is celebrating their accomplishments and determination.


Led by a Texas A&M oceanographer and funded by NSF’s Convergence Accelerator, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists will develop an intelligent spatial decision support system for U.S. West Coast fisheries communities threatened by climate change.


Texas A&M Oceanography’s Dr. Yina Liu recently received a 2021 Early Career Research Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.