This multidisciplinary academic program is designed to give students a strong foundation in physical oceanography as well as opportunities to focus on their desired area of expertise and acquire state-of-the-art observing and modeling skills, while working closely with our Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (POSE) faculty. Students in the POSE Program apply basic physical principles in their research in coastal physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, nearshore processes, environmental fluid dynamics, estuarine dynamics, high-latitude ocean dynamics, air-sea interaction, boundary layer turbulence, and ocean instrumentation & engineering. The program is particularly appropriate for students with physics, mathematics, or engineering backgrounds. The POSE program is committed to supplying exciting research opportunities, excellent facilities, and a stimulating educational environment for students.
Students in the program pursue a master’s degree or a doctorate in marine studies with a concentration in physical ocean science and engineering.
Degree Programs and Courses Offered
- Helga Huntley: Lagrangian geophysical fluid dynamics, sea ice
- Denny Kirwan: Lagrangian ocean dynamics, sub mesoscale processes
- Dana Veron: climate change, off-shore wind resource assessment, sea breeze circulation