OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

Specifically targeted key learning areas: Science

Strand: Scientific Understanding (earth science), Science Inquiry Skills, Environ mental Change and Management and Geographical Knowledge and Understanding


Ocean acidification is the process by which the ocean becomes more acidic due to the absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been emitted into the atmosphere. This can have an enormous impact on marine life. The Stanford Ocean Acidification experience helps students to virtually experience being in an underwater ecosystem, and allows them to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if we do not curb our CO2 emissions. It is estimated that currently close to 30 percent of the carbon dioxide produced by human activity dissolves into oceans, rivers and lakes, negatively effecting ocean life.
Students use Virtual Reality to experience being immersed in an underwater reef and witness these effects. They are guided by a virtual narration as they explore the reef and experience the environmental auditing process.

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Overview of the role of Environmental Scientist (Green Careers)
Environmental science is the study of the environment and issues related to environment such as species extinction and climate change. As such, it is a crucially important area for jobs of today and the future and the very survival of life on our planet is reliant on insights gained in this area. A number of different disciplines including biological, physical and information sciences (including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanography, limnology, soil science, geology and physical geography, and atmospheric science) make up Environmental Science. Environmental science is an extension area from the fields medicine and natural history.

Some of the more famous Environmental Scientists include: Jacques Cousteau, Rachel Carson, Dame Jane Morris Goodall, Dr. James Hansen, Peter William Geoffrey Newman. You can find out more about working in the important area of Environmental Science here at wikipedia.



Related Streams & Jobs:
Conservation Officer
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Research Scientist
Park Ranger
Environmental Educator
Soil Scientist
Environmental Adviser
Environmental Auditor
Environmental Officer
Marine Biology
Geology
Climatologist
Solar Technician
Conservationist
Energy Manager
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Lawyer
Chief Sustainability Director

To become an Environmental Scientist you will want to explore these areas:



Aligned Subjects:
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Rural Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Languages
  • Maths
  • Outdoor Education
  • Systems Engineering




Aligned Study
Bachelors and/or Master degree in Biological Sciences, Forestry Studies, Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies, Fisheries Studies, Environmental Studies, Marine Studies, Other Engineering and Related Technology studies.

Note: For some career paths relevant experience may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualifications.



Industry Focus
Government, Education, Research, Science, Health, Not for Profit , Scientific Services, Aquaculture, Marine Tourism.



Personal Attributes
Curiosity, Committed, Organized, Connect well with others, Perseverance, Positivity, Passionate, Empathy, Kindness, Learning Mindset, Responsibility



Core Skills
Outdoor, Practical, Scientific, Written & verbal communication skills, Activity listening, ability to work autonomously or as a part of a team, Critical Thinking, Analytical.

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