2019-2020 / OCEA0086-1

Chemical oceanography


20h Th, 5h Pr, 2d FW

Number of credits

 Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Alberto Borges

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In the oceans, chemical, biological and physical processes interact in a complex and dependant way. This course specifically aims to give the basis of aquatic chemistry with a particular emphasis on greenhouse gases.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to cycles of organic and inorganic carbon, organic and inorganic nutrients, and greenhouse gases in various marine ecosystems.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge in chemistry, biology and physics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

20 h of therory + 5h Practical work + 2 d of field work in Calvi (Corsica)

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

20 h of theory by 3 h slots  
Lectures in English

Recommended or required readings

Recommended but not mandatory reading :

Assessment methods and criteria

First session : Written theoretical exam (1/2) + field work evaluation (1/2).
Second session : Written theoretical exam (1/1).

Work placement(s)

 Fieldwork at Calvi.

Organizational remarks

The schedule will be provided by Mariella Lunetta (secretary of BEE Dpt).
I do not answer to questions by e-mail, I only answer to questions during or after lectures.


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