Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Feb 19, 2020  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SEA 3665 - The Ocean and Global Change

Fall, spring, summer. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Corequisite: Refer to SEA Semester program descriptions at Offered in Woods Hole, MA and at sea.

SEA faculty.

Ocean ecosystem change in the anthropocene: warming, acidification, fisheries depletion, and pollution. Review principles of circulation, seawater chemistry, nutrient dynamics, and biological production to understand causes and consequences of change. Conduct field measurements for contribution to time-series data sets.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to search the scientific literature and, through critical review, identify seminal papers on various topics related to global ocean health.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to effectively moderate and contribute to discussions on potentially complex and controversial global ocean health topics.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to assess regional ocean health by applying the metrics of the Ocean Health Index to oceanographic data collected during the required research cruise.

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