In recent years, the number of women involved in science has significantly increased. But, although there are encouraging signs, women are still under-represented in science. Today, women account for only 30% of the world’s researchers, and even lower percentages at higher decision-making levels. Regarding marine science and ocean research – that is oceanography, including biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, computer and electronic engineering, marine instrumentation and other disciplines in investigations of the marine environment – women appears to be particularly rare to pursue such career paths.
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