Students may be required to attain a Shipboard Safety Skill Set Certificate and pass a medical examination to attend a training cruise aboard the FTV Bluefin.
This introductory unit addresses the chemical, physical and geological properties of freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine environments and relates these to our understanding of the biology of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn to identify basic oceanographic over different spatial and temporal scales, including stratification, waves, tides and currents, and to describe atmosphere-ocean interactions. This knowledge will then be used to explain the influence of these processes on biological characteristics such as primary and secondary production.
|Unit name||Introduction to Oceanography|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|
Dr Jennifer Lavers
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Weekly for 13 weeks: 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals/tutorials.
Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%
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