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OCEN301 Practical and Field Oceanography

Methods and techniques in field and laboratory ocean science, including research planning and study designs, field sampling and data collection, modelling, scientific writing, and presentation of results. Includes a mid-semester field trip.

Are you looking for hands-on, no-holds-barred experience in oceanographic research? We start with six weeks of lectures and practical experiences looking at the fundamentals of gathering data at sea. We will develop our skills on vessels of different sizes and in the lab. Then, over mid-semester break, we will carry out an intensive field course at Rakiura Stewart Island, where we'll gather data, make measurements and (no doubt) battle the elements. We'll take these data back to the University and learn how to describe, analyse, present and interpret them. A final research report will be the main assessment - no exam in this paper.

Paper title Practical and Field Oceanography
Paper code OCEN301
Subject Oceanography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Prerequisite
OCEN 201
Recommended Preparation
CHEM 201, PHSI 243
Schedule C
Science
Contact
peter.russell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators: Professor Gary Wilson and Dr Catherine Beltran
Teaching Fellow: Dr Pete Russell
Teaching Arrangements
Mid-semester break: week-long field-trip
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will improve their skills in experimental design, data collection, data analysis and modelling, presentation of results, oral and written communication, critical thinking and teamwork and apply these skills to oceanography.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 17-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-15

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-17:50 16
Tuesday 08:00-17:50 16
Wednesday 08:00-17:50 16
Thursday 08:00-17:50 16
Friday 08:00-17:50 16

Methods and techniques in field and laboratory ocean science, including research planning and study designs, field sampling and data collection, modelling, scientific writing, and presentation of results. Includes a mid-semester field trip.

Are you looking for hands-on, no-holds-barred experience in oceanographic research? We start with six weeks of lectures and practical experiences looking at the fundamentals of gathering data at sea. We will develop our skills on vessels of different sizes and in the lab. Then, over mid-semester break, we will carry out an intensive field course at Rakiura Stewart Island, where we'll gather data, make measurements and (no doubt) battle the elements. We'll take these data back to the University and learn how to describe, analyse, present and interpret them. A final research report will be the main assessment - no exam in this paper.

Paper title Practical and Field Oceanography
Paper code OCEN301
Subject Oceanography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First 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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Prerequisite
OCEN 201
Recommended Preparation
CHEM 201, PHSI 243
Schedule C
Science
Contact
peter.russell@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators: To be confirmed
Teaching Fellow: Dr Pete Russell
Teaching Arrangements
Mid-semester break: week-long field-trip
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will improve their skills in experimental design, data collection, data analysis and modelling, presentation of results, oral and written communication, critical thinking and teamwork and apply these skills to oceanography.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 16, 18-22

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-13, 15

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-17:50 16
Tuesday 08:00-17:50 16
Wednesday 08:00-17:50 16
Thursday 08:00-17:50 16
Friday 08:00-17:50 16