Apr 20th 2015

Oceanography: a key to better understand our world (Canvas net)

The course for a round the world regatta leads the boats through the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, Southern Indian and South Pacific Oceans. On their voyage, the skippers come across a large variety of oceanographic situations: strong currents, floating ice, wave formations of every kind and biological diversity.

In this course the student will learn about the foundations of the science of oceanography. You'll learn about the classification and formation of the ocean floor, how current sea satellite analysis systems work, the chemistry of the oceans and the processes that led to its formation.

The course is structured around five modules:

Module 1 - The Mediterranean: an ocean model.

Module 2 - The global ocean: a moving fluid, a water source, a planetary heating system and a sea full of life.

Module 3 - Satellite oceanography: all eyes on the planet.

Module 4 - Ocean chemistry: a chemical industry of pipes without walls.

Module 5 - The ocean basin: an ongoing archive, stretching back millions of years.

To follow this course does not require previous knowledge of oceanography.

When students finish the course they may, if they wish, obtain a certificate of completion from the University of Barcelona. Access to this exam is subject to a 55 € fee.

You can also follow this course in Spanish and Catalan.