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o′cean·o·log′ic (ō′shə-nə-lŏj′ĭk), o′cean·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
o′cean·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o′cean·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌəʊʃəˈnɒlədʒɪ; ˌəʊʃɪə-)
(Physical Geography) the study of the sea, esp of its economic geography


(ˌoʊ ʃəˈnɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ ʃi ə-)

the science concerned with the practical application of oceanography.
[1860–65, Amer.]
o′cea•no•log′ic, o′cea•no•log′i•cal,

o`cea•nol′o•gist, n.


See also: Sea
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oceanology - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceansoceanology - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
hydrography - the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation
El Nino - (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
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Following support from Renew Tees Valley, Oceantecs was able to exhibit the model at the Oceanology International event in London in 2004.
Mr Ainscow had retired after a career in the defence industry and the Ministry of Defence spending more than 20 years in oceanology.
Kaljo has published about 270 scientific papers in the fields of palaeontology, biostratigraphy, and palaeobiogeography of the Ordovician and Silurian rugose corals and graptolites; stratigraphy, palaeogeography, and evolution of the Baltic Silurian basin; general problems of stratigraphy and specific methods (ecostratigraphy, event stratigraphy, isotope stratigraphy) on the example of the Baltic Silurian; evolution of communities, ecosystems, and faunas in the Silurian seas and application of isotope analysis in Ordovician and Silurian stratigraphy, climatology, and oceanology.
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The dives were launched from a Russian research vessel, the Akademik Keldysh, owned by the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology.
Moreover, points out Tamara Shiganova of the Russian Academy of Sciences Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in Moscow, the 1988 commercial anchovy catch was excessive, pulling out some 80 percent of the available fish.
These changes have influenced other oceanographic institutions, oceanology as a whole, and science in general.
Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Science, expecting to establish a transnational center of wave motion research and application in the future.
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The team, led by Professor Petko Dimitrov of the Institute of Oceanology in Varna, which is part of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), returned from an expedition aboard the research vessel Akademik, saying that they have found the ancient coastline close to the Cape of Emine.