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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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Oceanologists and other specialists of marine habitats also greatly contribute to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
So, let our marine scientists, our oceanologists, and our archaeologists work together in studying, researching and experimenting on the reefs, sea plants, corals and other features of these seas.
Clearly presented in the museum are interesting 'geo-facts' which explain why the body of rock we now know as the Troodos mountains are of such interest to oceanologists. The area was formed 92 million years ago, eight kilometres below sea level and its tip emerged above sea-level some five million years ago.