Department of Physical Oceanography
Cochin University of Science and Technology


Welcome to Oceanography

Oceanography is the study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans. The branches such as biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science. Oceans do not operate alone but interacts with the atmosphere, continents and ice-cover.

Physical Oceanography is the study of physical processes in the oceans by applying the fundamental laws of physics and their interaction with the atmosphere.

Importance of Oceans

  • Source resources (fishery, minerals, fresh water, medicine, petrolium etc.) and means of transport.

  • Influences weather and climate of earth and hence the future existence of mankind

  • Military applications

  • Natural hazards (cyclone, tsunami, coastal erosion, pollution, waste disposal, storm surges)

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Dept. News
  • Third internal test for the paper OCEE10 Computer Programming in oceanography is scheduled on 28th Oct