Aiming at acquiring knowledge and understanding of physical, chemical, biological and geological processes in the oceans and seas and their interactions focusing on the most recent and significant achievements of Biological Oceanography The student learns to apply the basic knowledge of systemic approach in order to interpret and assess changes in different scales.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Development of the Science of Oceanography, major achievements. Topics of Physical Oceanography. Geological processes and geological features of the oceans and seas. Physical and chemical characteristics of seawater, physical and chemical processes in the seas and oceans. Biological processes (productivity, food webs and microbial loop, phytoplankton blooms and marine snow). Biogeochemical processes and transport, the fate of pollutants. Oceans and climate.
1. Distinction of particulate material in seawater.
2. Measurement of primary productivity of marine phanerogames and macroalgae.
Sampling of benthic macrophytes and phytoplankton.
Written Examination, Oral Presentation, Tests , written assignment , Report for laboratory exercise.
1. Each laboratory exercise is examined orally and in writing , with projects performed in small groups. The laboratory examination of each subject must be successful. The average of the degree of laboratory exercises is considered as 15% in the overall score.
2. At the end of each lecture or in between lectures students are required to respond in writing or orally ( at that time or by sending text within a certain date) to questions related to course content. For this they are evaluated and may be primed in the final score up to 2 degrees (20 %).
3. The final examination is performed a) either(students are free to choose for exemption from the 60% of the syllabus ) through the development and support of a topic based on the analysis and synthesis of information from review articles and b) or short answer questions or test development in questions about the whole matter or 30% for students with successful discharge of the 60%. For the final score it is taken into account 15% of the laboratory assignments, and up to 2 degrees from questions from attending the lectures (20 %).