Category Archives: Ocean – Sea Education and Classes

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Get a Job In The Oil Field With No Experience

So you’ve decided that you want to work on an oil rig? That’s great. Now all you have to do is look for the jobs you’re qualified for and wait until you hear back from an employer. But what happens if you don’t have experience in the field? There are a lot of good men…

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Be an Offshore Oil Rig Apprentice

Offshore oil rig apprentices perform a variety of entry-level work learned through on-the-job training. These types of positions include general laborers known as roustabouts and rotary-driller helpers known as roughnecks. Working on an offshore oil rig may require working in remote locations, putting in long hours and performing physically challenging tasks. Career Requirements Degree Level High school diploma or…

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Marsha Lenz: We’re Going Fishing!, June 25, 2017

NOAA Teacher at Sea Marsha Lenz Aboard Oscar Dyson June 8-28, 2017   The Observer, the Teacher At Sea, and the Senior Survey Tech take a moment to enjoy the view. Mission: MACE Pollock Survey Geographic Area of Cruise: Gulf of Alaska Date: June 25, 2017   Weather from the Bridge The Shumagin Islands are…

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Work Permits and Visas

All employees must be eligible to work in the country where the cruise ship is registered. Cruise ships sail to many countries and all personnel who want to visit those countries must obtain valid visas. Firstly, to be able to travel abroad, you will need a valid passport. Apart from the passport, it is recommended…

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STCW Training and Certificate

In 1978, the first International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW) were introduced. They were set up and designed to regulate the practices of mariners (captains & crew) by providing them with rules and standards to be followed. In 1995, the STCW regulations were amended upon request by the United States Coast…

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Top 5 Benefits of Underwater Jobs

Top 5 Benefits of Underwater Jobs There are many types of underwater jobs that offer different employment opportunities. Each job comes with unique benefits. For instance, hazmat diving offers better pay than diving instructor. However, the risk involved in hazmat diving is high compared to that of a diving instructor. Therefore, you need to weigh…

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Underwater Welding

Who Are Underwater Welders? Underwater welding is one of the most popular and well-paying commercial diver jobs. It is a technical process that requires specialized training and practice. Unlike the ordinary welding, here all processes are performed when the welder is submerged in water. Underwater welding process Types of Underwater Welding Generally, there are two…

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Oilfield Training

OILFIELD TRAINING PROGRAM The Oilfield Training Program is a unique educational partnership between America’s oil and natural gas industry and the Carville Job Corps Academy in Carville, Louisiana. The program trains students in the basics of the oil and natural gas industry and prepares them for entry-level positions. Students receive about 150 hours of classroom…

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Tools for Classroom Explorers – How to Use Multibeam Sonar Data (pdf, 689 kb)

Grades 5-12 Focus: Multibeam sonar data and exploration activities during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition missions Students describe multibeam sonar, explain why the velocity of sound in water must be measured before maps can be created with the Okeanos Explorer’s multibeam sonar system, discuss the advantages of multibeam sonar bathymetry…

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Wet Maps (pdf, 904 kb)

Grades 5-6 Focus: Bathymetric mapping (Physical Science) Students analyze and interpret data to explain how multibeam sonar is used to identify patterns of ocean floor structures; construct three-dimensional maps; and understand how multibeam sonar technology extends the measurement and exploration capacity of modern ocean exploration.

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