Enrolment is limited, with preference given to students enrolled in IMAS Courses. The enrolment quota will vary depending on berths available andthe nature of the unit offering in any given year.
As this is a restricted unit (i.e. subject to a quota) enrolment requires unit co-ordinator approval.
Students participating in this unit are required to cover any travel costs to and from field trips. In 2018 the unit will include a voyage on R/V Investigator, departing Hobart on 6 April 2018 and arriving Brisbane on 14 April 2018. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel back to Hobart from Brisbane.
The goal of the unit is to introduce students to research at sea and provide hand-on exposure to standard methods in physical, chemical and biological oceanography. Students will have the opportunity to participate in either a 3 – 10 day transit voyage on board the R/V Investigator OR a 1-day field trip on the Derwent. Some years only one of these options will be available. Details of field arrangements will vary each year depending on ship-time and other resource availability. Students should contact the unit coordinator to confirm the mode of delivery in any given year. Academic staff will provide practical training and short lectures both before and during the field trip. Methods covered will focus on standard measurements in physical, chemical and biological oceanography, including measurement of temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, particulate matter, and particulate organic carbon, and their bio-optical equivalents; nutrients and nutrient sensors; dissolved oxygen and oxygen sensors; light; zooplankton and phytoplankton diversity; bio-acoustics. Students will learn best practices for data management and preservation.
|Unit name||Oceanographic Methods|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
Assoc Prof Zanna Chase
Dr Patti Virtue, Dr Christina Schallenberg and Dr Helen Phillips
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,599.00||050999|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Prior to the voyage there will be introductory lectures and planning for the voyage, including preparation of materials, datasheets and computer scripts as necessary. During the voyage students will be introduced to the various sampling methods and instruments. During the voyage students will work in groups of 3-5 on a project with a staff member supervising. Sessions after the voyage will review experiences, consolidate learning and finalise datasets. The unit will conclude with student presentations of posters summarising their project findings.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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