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: Pacific Ocean


Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=3&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=pacific+ocean&markers=pacific+ocean
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean). Strategically important access waterways include the La Perouse, Tsugaru, Tsushima, Taiwan, Singapore, and Torres Straits. 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 Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The pacific ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch. it provides low-cost sea transportation between east and west, extensive fishing grounds, offshore oil and gas fields, minerals, and sand and gravel for the construction industry. in 1996, over 60% of the world's fish catch came from the pacific ocean. exploitation of offshore oil and gas reserves is playing an ever-increasing role in the energy supplies of the us, australia, nz, china, and peru. the high cost of recovering offshore oil and gas, combined with the wide swings in world prices for oil since 1985, has led to fluctuations in new drillings.

Environmental Issues

Endangered marine species include the dugong, sea lion, sea otter, seals, turtles, and whales; oil pollution in philippine sea and south china sea

Location

Body of water between the southern ocean, asia, australia, and the western hemisphere

Area

Total: 155.557 million sq km note: includes bali sea, bering sea, bering strait, coral sea, east china sea, gulf of alaska, gulf of tonkin, philippine sea, sea of japan, sea of okhotsk, south china sea, tasman sea, and other tributary water bodies

About 15 times the size of the us; covers about 28% of the global surface; larger than the total land area of the world

International Disputes

Some maritime disputes (see littoral states)

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

411319 Pacific 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 Pacific Ocean Jobs...
 
 
 
 

JOB SEARCH