[Ocean Research] Introduction to Chemical Oceanography


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Course name Introduction to Chemical Oceanography
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Course code bioc-103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Eric Pieter Achterberg
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office of the Department of Biology
Short summary Topics to be covered are: Basic concepts and principles in marine chemistry. Major elemental cycles. Chemical interactions (river-ocean, sediment-ocean, atmosphere-ocean).Air-sea gas exchange.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Written Examination
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline. Basic knowledge of chemistry.

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Course Content Students will gain demonstrable abilities to evaluate the role of ocean chemistry in major elemental cycles and be able to use these to understand interdisciplinary concepts and principles associated with them.
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