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Because oceanography is a scientific discipline concerned with all aspects of the world’s oceans and seas it defines almost everything that we are doing in our Department of Marine Sciences. We study the oceans physical and chemical properties, their origin and geologic framework, and the life forms that inhabit and interact with the marine environment and each other. The diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers blend to increase knowledge of the world oceans. Physical oceanography is based on theory and methods from classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Methods include observations in the sea using instruments based on latest technology, advanced methods to analyse observational data and simulation using mathematical models. To be able to understand all the patterns and processes that concerns us it is fundamental for us to study the principles governing motion in the ocean, covering scales from the smallest turbulent eddies to the world ocean circulation.


People at our department are engaged in the following sub-topics of oceanography. Please click on the names to read more about what we do in the different sub-topics.


Adam Ulfsbo Anders Omstedt
Anders Stigebrandt Charlotte Björdal
David Turner Katarina Abrahamsson
Kristina Sundbäck Leif Anderson
Martin Hassellöv Per Hall
Sten-Åke Wängberg  


Ann Larsson Carl André
Eduardo Infantes Erik Selander
Per Jonsson Torsten Linders

 Chemical oceanography

Adam Ulfsbo Anders Omstedt
Erik Selander Katarina Abrahamsson
Leif Anderson Sten-Åke Wängberg

Coastal oceanography

Adam Ulfsbo Anders Omstedt
Anders Stigebrandt Eduardo Infantes
Göran Björk Göran Broström
Karen Assmann Per Jonsson
Torsten Linders  

Hydrodynamic numerical modelling

Anders Omstedt Eduardo Infantes
Göran Björk Göran Broström
Per Jonsson Torsten Linders

Marine stratigraphy

Charlotte Björdal Kjell Nordberg
Torsten Linders  

Marine system analysis

Anders Omstedt Anders Stigebrandt
Anna Wåhlin Göran Björk
Sten-Åke Wängberg  

Physical Oceanography

Fabien Roquet Sebastiaan Swart

Polar oceanography

Adam Ulfsbo Anders Omstedt
Anna Wåhlin Göran Björk
Karen Assmann Leif Anderson
Torsten Linders  

Process studies, turbulence and waves

Anders Omstedt Anders Stigebrandt
Anna Wåhlin Charlotte Björdal
Eduardo Infantes Göran Broström
Torsten Linders  

Fabien Roquet professor in physical oceanography

Robotic Observations and Modelling of the Marginal Ice Zone

Oceanography in Southern Ocean with the help of autonomous platforms

Research and teaching vessel Skagerak


Vessel for research and teaching

The front of The Earth Botany building, Carl Skottbergsgata 22 B, 413 19 Göteborg

Botany building

Here is a main secretariat, some teaching facilities and several employees situated

Tjärnö research and education centre


Facility for marine research and teaching

Research and education station Kristineberg


Facility for marine research and teaching

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