What i need:
A summary of 3 possible ideas for your for the research paper you will be writing.
Possible topics: You may choose almost any topic related to oceanography.
-1 – 2 sentence overview for each topic, explaining the issue/topic you
have selected, it could be as simple as:
“I am interested in the impact of global warming on coral reefs”
-Then for 3 TOPICS do basic background research, using the text
book, the internet, or library, and list five 5 important facts, points of interest, and/or
points of uncertainty that are associated with each of your possible topics. The points
that you choose should mostly relate to scientific aspects.
How to find possible topic ideas?
Anything that is related to oceanography
"Ocean topics" (http://www.whoi.edu/ocean-topics/) Outreach site of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution- broad overviews of key questions in different areas of oceanography/ why they matter
"Oceanus" (http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/) Magazine of Woods Hole Oceanographic - articles on specific topics/ recent discoveries.
"SIO Explorations" (http://explorations.ucsd.edu/ ) Magazine/ outreach site of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
NSF Ocean News / Ocean Discoveries (http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/index.jsp?org=OCE)National Science Foundation- press releases on recent discoveries. (topics are not strictly related to ocean.. so only look at ocean ones as possible topics)
"Oceanography Magazine" (http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/archive.html / ) Back issues of "Oceanography". This is a scientific journal, but tends to have lots of overview articles and special issues on specific topis. Click through different issues!