Oceanography Home  |  Earth, Space & Aviation Sciences Home  |  Mathematics and the Natural & Health Sciences Division Home  |  Palomar College Home  |  Blackboard

Program Information
Oceanography Faculty Directory
ourse Descriptions
Oceanography Lab Resources
Ocean Institute Program
Student Resources
Guest Speakers
Careers in Oceanography
Ocean Institute: Human Impacts in the Coastal Ocean


The Ocean Institute runs many educational programs for people of all ages. You will play an active role as an oceanographic researcher. The program combines a two-hour cruise aboard their 70-foot (21-meter) research vessel, the R/V Sea Explorer and activities in the Ocean Institute’s lab facility. Program activities are designed to explore the biotic and abiotic, natural and human factors of the ocean ecosystem offshore Dana Point. Such factors include the types and diversity of marine organisms, their relationships to each other, and their relationship to the physical environment.  The combination of activities and experiences is intended to integrate much of the previous learning that has been accomplished throughout the semester in the oceanography lab course.

To find out more about the Ocean Institute click here.

© 2011 Palomar Community College District. All rights reserved. Contact Information. Legal Notices.