Hi! My name is Dr. Amy Bower. Welcome to my web page for students!
I am an oceanographer. “What is an oceanographer?” you ask. An oceanographer is a scientist who studies the ocean to find out everything about it-- the water itself and the plants and animals that live there.
I decided to become an oceanographer because I love science, especially science about our home, Planet Earth. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wondered how the Earth works. At first I was curious about the weather—I tried to guess if the next snow storm would be bad enough to close school the next day! Later I found out that the oceans have their own weather—currents of water that flow from one place to another like the wind and large swirls of water that are like storms in the ocean. I loved the idea of going out to sea as an explorer, so I decided to be an oceanographer.
As you explore this web site, not only will you find out what it is like to be an oceanographer, but what it is like to be an oceanographer who is legally blind. Check out all the cool technology I use to help me do my work and read about my scientific research and expeditions in the lab and at sea.