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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, 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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- OCEN 201
- Recommended Preparation
- CHEM 201, MARI 112 and PHSI 243
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinators: Professor Abby Smith
- Teaching Arrangements
- Mid-semester break: week-long field-trip
- 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,
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- 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.