Physical Processes of Coastal and Marine Environments

The course focuses on oceanic and coastal environments, emphasizing the relationship between physical processes and management strategies.

The physical environment, i.e. waves, currents, sediment movement, beaches, erosion/deposition mechanisms, as well as 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. The course also gives students an understanding of the consequences of human interactions with both marine and coastal environments as well as an introduction to quantitative techniques for data processing, measuring and data presentation in the field of coastal and marine management.

Prerequisites:
Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date22.11.2021
End date03.12.2021
Registration deadline22.10.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental sciencePhysical science (others)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
Tagsmarinephysical sciencecoastal areas
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