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MARI112 Global Marine Systems

An introduction to physical properties and biogeography, physical and biological systems and their co-dependencies in the global ocean system.

A varied and exciting introduction to the diversity of disciplines that constitute marine science. In this paper we investigate all the important ocean systems and how they interact with each other. We focus first on physical processes, such as sea-floor formation, ocean circulation and the unique structure that makes seawater so special. We then delve into marine biodiversity and ecology, with fascinating lectures on plankton, invertebrates and marine birds and mammals. Lastly, we discuss the enormously valuable resources extracted from the ocean, such as fisheries and tidal energy, and, consequently, how human activities are threatening the marine environment. The lectures are complemented by hands-on practicals and field-trips utilising the University's research vessels.

Paper title Global Marine Systems
Paper code MARI112
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Schedule C
Science
Contact
will.rayment@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Will Rayment
Teaching Fellow: Steve Cutler
Textbooks
Recommended: Oceanography: an invitation to Marine Science, by Tom Garrison, 2015
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be introduced to the scope of marine science, learning how biogeochemical systems interact in the world's oceans. They will gain skills in critical evaluation, data presentation and report writing, as well as practical analytical and field experience.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 29-33, 36-41
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29-33, 36-41
P3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 29-33, 36-39, 41
Wednesday 16:00-19:50 40

An introduction to physical, chemical and biological processes and their co-dependencies in the global ocean system.

A varied and exciting introduction to the diversity of disciplines that constitute marine science. In this paper we investigate all the important ocean systems and how they interact with each other. We focus first on physical processes, such as sea-floor formation, ocean circulation and the unique structure that makes seawater so special. We then delve into marine biodiversity and ecology, with fascinating lectures on plankton, invertebrates and marine birds and mammals. Lastly, we discuss the enormously valuable resources extracted from the ocean, such as fisheries and tidal energy, and, consequently, how human activities are threatening the marine environment. The lectures are complemented by hands-on practicals and field-trips utilising the University's research vessels.

Paper title Global Marine Systems
Paper code MARI112
Subject Marine Science
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Science
Contact
will.rayment@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Will Rayment
Teaching Fellow: Steve Cutler
Textbooks
Recommended: Oceanography: an invitation to Marine Science, by Tom Garrison, 2015
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be introduced to the scope of marine science, learning how biogeochemical systems interact in the world's oceans. They will gain skills in critical evaluation, data presentation and report writing, as well as practical analytical and field experience.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
P3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41