The Science Department may be one of the larger departments depending on the facility. Some bases/outposts are dedicated to Scientific research and study. In those locations Scientists can outnumber other crew by a large margin.
- 1 Chief Science Officer (CSO)
- 2 Asst. Chief Science Officer (ACSO)
- 3 Science Officer (SCI)
- 4 Stellar Cartographer (SC-STC)
- 5 Astrometrics (SC-AST)
- 6 Biologist (SC-BIO)
- 7 Physicist (SC-PHY)
- 8 Language Specialist (SC-LS)
- 9 Archeology & Anthropology Officer (SC-AA or simply AA)
- 10 Zoologist / Exobiologist (SC-ZE)
- 11 Chemist (SC-CHEM)
- 12 Geneticist (SC-GNE)
- 13 Botanist / Ecologist (SC-BOT)
- 14 Geologist (SC-GEO)
- 15 Hydrologist (SC-HYD)
- 16 Astrophysicist (SC-APHY)
- 17 Historian (SC-HST)
- 18 Scientist's Mate (MT-SCI)
- 19 Science Crewmen (SC-CM)
Chief Science Officer (CSO)
The Chief Science Officer is responsible for maintaining all science labs, conducting experiments, scans, analyses and reports for any encountered phenomena. He/she is also responsible with providing the ship's captain with scientific information when needed for command decisions. The Science department has a staff of officers that specialize in specific areas of Science and report to the head of department. The CSO reports to the XO.
Asst. Chief Science Officer (ACSO)
The Asst. Chief Science Officer assists Chief in all areas, such as administration, and analysis of scientific data. The Asst. often will take part in specific analysis of important data along with the Chief Science Officer, however he/she spends most time overseeing current projects and the section heads. The Asst. CSO must be able to assume the role of CSO when needed. The ACSO reports to the CSO.
Science Officer (SCI)
There are several general Science Officers aboard the base. They are assigned to their duties by the Assistant Chief Science Officer. Assignments may include work for Section heads, as well as duties for work been carried out by the Chief and Asst. CSO. All Science Officers report to the ACSO, or the section head they are assigned to.
Stellar Cartographer (SC-STC)
The Stellar Cartographer is a specialized Science Officer in charge of the Stellar Cartographer bay. This role entails the study of all spatial phenomenon, and the implications of such phenomenon. Has close ties with the Physics and Astrometrics Section. The Stellar Cartographer reports to the ACSO.
The Astrometrics Officer is a specialized Science Officer in charge of the Astrometrics Section. This role entails the maintaining, correction and production of new stellar maps. Has close ties with the the Physics Section, Stellar Cartographer, and Diplomatic Corps. The Astrometrics Officer reports to ACSO.
A Biologist is a specialized Science Officer trained in several areas, which includes the study of biology, botany, zoology and many more Life Sciences. There are many Science officers in this section for each area all under the direction of the Biologist. The Biologist reports to the ACSO.
A Physicist is Science Officer specializing in Physics. It includes the study of mathematical calculations and there implication and viability on the natural physics of the universe. It also involves the study of the natural physics of the universe and attempts to decipher them. Has close ties with the Stellar Cartographer and Astrometrics Section. The Physicist reports to the ACSO.
Language Specialist (SC-LS)
Language Specialist's are Science Officers which deal with Linguistics. This role involves the study of new and old languages and text in an attempt to better understand and interpret there meaning. Has close ties with the Diplomatic Personnel. Language Specialists report to the ACSO, or to a Diplomatic Officer as needed.
Archeology & Anthropology Officer (SC-AA or simply AA)
Sometimes called Alien Anthropologist, and often just referred to as A/A Officers, are Science Officers trained in Alien Cultures. This involves the study of all newly discovered alien species and life forms, from the long dead to thriving. The A/A Officer has close ties to the History Section, Geology Section, and Diplomatic Personnel. A/A Officers report to the ACSO, or to a Diplomatic Officer as needed.
Zoologist / Exobiologist (SC-ZE)
Zoologists/Exobiologists are specialized Science Officers trained in Alien animal life forms. Similar to the old Terran Veterinarian, but they deal with all species of animal life. Zoologsts / Exobiologists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Chemists are scientists trained in all known chemical elements, their properties and how they react when mixed. Chemists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Geneticists are specialized Chemists in the field of the makeup of living cells and DNA. Geneticists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Botanist / Ecologist (SC-BOT)
Botanists and Ecologists are scientists which study plant life. Including their properties, locations, and growth patterns. Botanists / Ecologists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Geologists are scientists concerned primarily with rocks and derivative materials that make up the outer crusts of planets. To understand these materials, geologists make use of knowledge from other fields, such as physics, chemistry, and biology; the geological fields of geochemistry, geophysics, geochronology, and paleontology, incorporate other sciences, enabling geologists to understand better the working of planetary processes through time. Geologists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Hydrologists study water of any kind in any form. They study patterns and paths of moving water over time (similar to geologists), and where it may go in the future. Primary concern is maintaining the purity of water for culinary purposes. Hydrologists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
The Astrophysicist works closely with the Stellar cartography and Astrometrics departments to study stars and stellar phenomena. Their highest concern is determining the makeup, age and class/type of stars, and the star's overall status (danger of Nova, etc...) Astrophysicists report to the ACSO, or to other officer as needed.
Historians are Officers that are often Diplomatic Officers as well. The Historian is versed in all history of one or more cultures. Can be called upon to act as Diplomatic Specialist when dealing with that culture. Has close ties to the Diplomatic Corps History specialist, and the A/A Officer. The Historian reports to the ACSO, and the DA or other officer by assignment.
Scientist's Mate (MT-SCI)
The Scientist's Mate trains and supervises Science crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Science personnel; supervises all specimen preparation, cataloguing, and storage; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief Science Officer if so ordered. The Scientist's Mate reports to the Chief Science Officer.
Science Crewmen (SC-CM)
Science Crewmen make up the bulk of the department. They are assigned to their duties by the Scientist's Mate and can include work for Section heads, and Section Jr. Officers. All Science Crewmen report to the section head they are assigned to and to the Scientist's Mate.