The Oceanographer's Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers

George Maul

March 3, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 190 Pages - 30 Color & 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498773065 - CAT# K29540

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  • Written by an experienced seagoing scientist for practicing seagoing scientists and engineers
  • Accessible for all levels using straightforward language
  • Very practical, focused primarily on hands-on examples using easily accessible tools
  • Handy guide that covers everything needed at sea
  • Includes details on how a seagoing scientist or engineer can work in real scenarios


Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language – that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members of the scientific party and the ship’s crew. The Oceanographer’s Companion is intended to familiarize a student with the basics of navigation, seamanship, marine engineering, communications, safety-of-life-at-sea, shiphandling, knots and splices, first aid, and so much more. The book will have a very practical feel with lots of examples.