We use cookies to better understand how you use our site and to provide ads and other offers that may be most relevant to you. By closing this message box or continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please see our Privacy Policy.

Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Indian Ocean


Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=3&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=indian+ocean&markers=indian+ocean
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, but larger than the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean). Four critically important access waterways are the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (Djibouti-Yemen), Strait of Hormuz (Iran-Oman), and Strait of Malacca (Indonesia-Malaysia). The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Indian Ocean south of 60 degrees south latitude. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The indian ocean provides major sea routes connecting the middle east, africa, and east asia with europe and the americas. it carries a particularly heavy traffic of petroleum and petroleum products from the oilfields of the persian gulf and indonesia. its fish are of great and growing importance to the bordering countries for domestic consumption and export. fishing fleets from russia, japan, south korea, and taiwan also exploit the indian ocean, mainly for shrimp and tuna. large reserves of hydrocarbons are being tapped in the offshore areas of saudi arabia, iran, india, and western australia. an estimated 40% of the world's offshore oil production comes from the indian ocean. beach sands rich in heavy minerals and offshore placer deposits are actively exploited by bordering countries, particularly india, south africa, indonesia, sri lanka, and thailand.

Environmental Issues

Endangered marine species include the dugong, seals, turtles, and whales; oil pollution in the arabian sea, persian gulf, and red sea

Location

Body of water between africa, the southern ocean, asia, and australia

Area

Total: 68.556 million sq km note: includes andaman sea, arabian sea, bay of bengal, flores sea, great australian bight, gulf of aden, gulf of oman, java sea, mozambique channel, persian gulf, red sea, savu sea, strait of malacca, timor sea, and other tributary water bodies

About 5.5 times the size of the us

International Disputes

Some maritime disputes (see littoral states)

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

411319 Indian Ocean Jobs Found


DVBIC SUMMARY: As a leader in traumatic brain injury research, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, ve...
General Dynamics Information Technology - Bethesda - posted about 11 hours ago
Advance America is a respected leader in the consumer financial and loan services industry. Helping people advance in life - with fast access to ca...
Advance America - Miami - posted about 11 hours ago
Permanent position: An automation company in the Grand Rapids area is seeking a Controls Engineer for their growing facility. The controls engineer...
Randstad Engineering - Sylvania - posted about 11 hours ago
Contract position: Document Control Manager needed for immediate position in Houston TX Responsibilities for the Documentation Control Specialist C...
Randstad Engineering - Houston - posted about 11 hours ago
Contract position: A Quality Engineer is needed for an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery, d...
Randstad Engineering - Fuquay Varina - posted about 11 hours ago
Permanent position: CNC Programmer located near Canton, GA for a leader in custom architectural metal and millwork fabrication products. Candidates...
Randstad Engineering - Canton - posted about 11 hours ago
Contract position: A Laboratory Supervisor for a manufacturing company considered one of the world's leading innovators in materials science is nee...
Randstad Engineering - Painted Post - posted about 11 hours ago
Permanent position: Wireless telecom turnkey solutions provider is seeking an Integration Manager in Brea, California. The Integration Manager will...
Randstad Engineering - Brea - posted about 11 hours ago
Permanent position: AutoCAD Drafting Supervisor located near Canton, GA for a leader in custom architectural metal and millwork fabrication product...
Randstad Engineering - Canton - posted about 11 hours ago
Permanent position: A global brand in the food and beverage industry is seeking a Director over Logistics to add to their growing team in Chicago, ...
Randstad Engineering - Chicago - posted about 11 hours ago
Jobs results sponsored by CareerBuilder
More Indian Ocean Jobs...
 
 
 
 

JOB SEARCH