What is a good way to combine electrical engineering and marine biology?

I'm curious about fields of study, companies, or even books that one could look into that would allow one to combine electrical engineering (undergrad in progress) with a love of fishkeeping.

11 Answers

  • Mark T
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    There's hydro-generation / tidal energy systems.

    There's creation of negative ion fields for accretion of mineral deposits (island and reef formations).

    The laying of cable across the global oceans.

    Sonar nets and the development of more whale/fish friendly sonar systems

    There's the use of hydrodynamic propulsion (think the Red October)

    Using EM fields to promote microbial growths on/around sea - fish farms.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I heard about an oceanic energy farm in the North Sea, (I think) or somewhere off the coast of England. Some use wind, some use wave power. Either kind should need EE's. And more can be built anywhere there is an ocean.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oceanography has a huge number of areas to apply electrical engineering to biological problems - from marine acoustics to studying the sensorium of electric fish. Check out :


  • 1 decade ago

    You are a natural ally of a marine biologist who needs some tracking done. GPS, radio and video recording, both remote and on-animal. It's all the rage with current concerns about habitat and migration of species.

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  • Cirric
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Hi. Designing benign cooling systems for power generation plants seems like a good fit.

  • 1 decade ago

    Design "banding" devices to learn about behavior of marine creatures or improve sonar interpretation of fish school behavior.

  • 1 decade ago

    How about designing small tracking devices for fish and marine mammals?

  • 1 decade ago

    Design detectors to keep tabs on marine life.

  • 1 decade ago

    You get electric eels. study them.

  • sm177y
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Join the navy there thailer..

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