Texas A&M University
Department of Oceanography

Victoria Scriven '19

“Being able to know my professors by their first name, being able to sit on a boat with them and talk to them about my future, and where they think I should go has been very beneficial to me.”

Victoria Scriven '19, Oceanography

Oceanography Spotlights

Charlie Holmes

Charles Holmes II

“The work we do in Texas A&M Oceanography is helping to make the seas, and thus the Earth, less of a stranger to humanity.” - Charles Holmes II

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Shelley Culver

“The Texas A&M Oceanography Department is unique in that the faculty and staff want to see you succeed and are supportive of the endeavors of every student.” – Shelley Culver '20

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Damian Simonini

“During the two years I spent at Texas A&M, the bonds I made with the oceanography students and professors really made the department feel like a home away from home.” – Damian Simonini '18 (M.S.)

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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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Dr. Niall Slowey led an NSF-funded expedition to the Southern Argentine Margin, with three oceanography graduate students also onboard.


Texas A&M Oceanography graduate students, Daianne Höfig and Tyler Winkler, were both awarded 2019 Outstanding Student Presentation Awards.


The Jan. 10 holiday luncheon and ceremony honored award-winning faculty and staff in the college.


Dr. Debbie Thomas is co-leading an elite international team of scientists aboard a world-class research drillship.


A Texas A&M Oceanography research team found that processes leading to hypoxia led to the death of parts of the reefs in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.


Dr. Debbie Thomas is serving as co-chief scientist of the international expedition.