2019-2020 / OCEA0020-1

Current issues in oceanography


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Aida Alvera Azcarate

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A series of presentations by oceanographers working at the University of Liege will be attended by the students. These presentations will describe a recent research project, addressing both their scientific relevance and the practical aspects of searching and applying for funding. Theoretical introductions on how to write a scientific paper and a scientific proposal will be also covered in this course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Opening to different disciplines of marine science. How to write a scientific paper. How to write and justify a scientific proposal. How to communicate to non-specialists

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good backgroung in general oceanography.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The lessons will consist of a series of theoretical units about the structure of a scientific paper and proposal, and a series of presentations made by oceanographers working at the University of Liege.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)


Recommended or required readings

The most relevant scientific papers will be identified during the preparatory sessions and they must be read and analysed by the students.

Assessment methods and criteria

The students will prepare a written report and an oral presentation of a given topic, and defend it orally in front of the class. Critical assessment of each proposal by the students will be also judged.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Aïda Alvera Azcarate