Marine policy specialist

by Ajia Newhouse

what do they do

The mission of the Marine policy specialists is to analyze public issues relating to the law of the sea, ports and shipping, marine minerals, ocean and coastal zone management, fisheries and aquaculture, naval affairs, marine biotechnology, ocean energy resources and many other areas frequently making recommendations for policy at the regional, national and international level. They can make to a high of 60,000 dollars. .

What type of education is needed

Since good policies depend on accurate scientific information, marine science and marine policy intertwine.Many graduate schools divide marine science into five major specialties: marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography and ocean engineering. Although you’ll specialize in one area, knowledge in one or more of the other areas is usually necessary because they are so highly interconnected

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further info

Marine policy specialist analyze implications of development, conflicting uses and interrelationships between physical processes such as sea-level rise and human activities and its important to have people look after certain duties and make sure there are no complications that can be harmful.

Working in this field its good if you like interacting with people and good to get out and be able to help and benefit the life of others. Its also good if you like the marine field work but wouldn't imagine being within the dangers of the water


Its can get rather boring filling out new policies and having to search old policies and researching. The pay may also feel a little unfair especially if you have a full house hold.