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Can you combine computer science and marine biology?

I want to major in computer science in college, but I am also interested in marine biology. Is there any easy way to combine these two?

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Hunter’s Answer

I like to think that almost all problems can be solved or improved upon with software. Computers can be used to digitally map coral reefs or detect and track water temperature and flow. GPS can be used to follow marine wildlife migration patterns. Use AI to find and remove waste from water passing under bridges or through dams.

I would recommend starting with a problem or difficulty you find while working in marine biology then working on a computer science solution from there.

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Beryl’s Answer

Thomas,

You most certainly can use your computer science skills/degree and combine it with your interest in marine biology. The one thing they bot have in common is data. Large amounts of data that can be used to extrapolate many different things. The cool thing about computer science is that it levels the playing field and any can be used in any field where data is being gathered. From the shopping habits of local consumers to the migratory habits of whales, it's all data. You just have to know what you're looking for.

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Cecilia’s Answer

Study Computer Science. Take up Marine Biology as a hobby. The two are pretty far on the spectrum of courses needed to take. However, you can combine computer science with the purpose of improving our oceans and marine life by creating a program to help clean up our oceans.

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