Career Connections

MPOWIR is working to increase visibility of Physical Oceanographers working in a wider variety of career paths, such as industry, non-profits, consulting, and government positions. By the nature of academic training, MPOWIR participants have plenty of exposure to research and academic positions. However, finding connections to explore a broader array of career paths proves to be more challenging. With this directory of contacts, MPOWIR hopes to facilitate these connections.

As this initiative evolves, you will also find links to a directory, career profiles, blog posts, and webinar topics. We hope this will become a helpful resource as you navigate your own career path

We are still seeking your input on names and contact information of colleagues with oceanography PhDs who are now working outside of academic and research institutions. You can email any suggestions to We will then reach out about collaborating with MPOWIR. We thank you for your input!