Ocean Engineers research, design and build marine equipment. Some ocean engineers specialise in large systems used to provide hydroelectric power or desalinate seawater. As an ocean engineer, you could focus on:
- Helping in the construction of renewable energy plants that utilise ocean tides and waves to provide hydroelectric power;
- Advising shipping companies on ways they can reduce pollution and other risks to ocean life;
- Working with an environmental protection agency to design desalination plants that turn ocean water into potable fresh water.
Your work would support the development of our oceans and seas as a renewable and non-carbon energy and fresh-water resource.