Physical Processes of Coastal and Marine Environment 4 ECTS
|Period||V49 - V50||05.12.11-16.12.11
NámskeiđslýsingThe course focuses on oceanic and coastal environments with an emphasis on processes together with management strategies. The physical environment, e,g. waves, currents, sediment movement, beaches (various types), erosion/deposition mechanisms (e.g. cliffs, dunes, etc), and potential consequences of sea-level rise and global warming, is integrated with anthropogenic dimensions, i.e. usage, coastal defence, pollution (e.g. persistent marine debris) and resource exploitation. Furthermore, the course will give students an understanding of human interaction consequences in both ocean and coastal environments and an introduction to quantitative techniques for data processing, measuring and data presentation in the field of coastal and marine sciences.
- Students will gain an understanding of the complex interrelationships regarding physical and anthropogenic interactions with coastal and marine systems;
- Students will be able to define coastal environments according to physical processes and critically evaluate human influences operating in this complex zone;
- Students will be aware of complementary and competing interests associated with the coastal zone and their consequences;
- Students will be able to develop a research project proposing a solution or an improvement to an existing coastal scenario.
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