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MASC 628 MARINE METEOROLOGY

Weather forecasting is a very important aspect of ocean navigation and as such needs much attention for safety and security. This course seeks to equip students with skills in processing and interpreting ocean weather data with the aim of modelling and...

MASC 626 ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF HIGHER MARINE VERTEBRATES

The course will focus on the importance of higher marine vertebrates such as marine mammals, turtles and birds, and strategies for their conservation. Aspects of the course will cover Taxonomic survey of higher marine vertebrates; Ecology and their...

MASC 619 MARINE GEOSCIENCE

This course will introduce students to the components and structure of the earth and give them insight into the formation and dynamics of continental landforms. Areas to be treated include Geophysical techniques; Structure of the earth’s interior;...

MASC 618 DIVERSITY OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES

Marine invertebrates are very diverse and can be found on substrates, in sediment and in the water column. This course will focus on Diversity of marine invertebrates; Theories of classification; Phylogenetic systematic (including principles and revisionary...

MASC 617 OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

This is a practical course aimed at equipping students with wide range of techniques employed in obtaining, analysing, interpreting and making inference on data from the marine environment. Students will be taken through rigorous practical exercises with...

MASC 616 MARINE PLANKTONOLOGY

Marine plankton forms the base of the marine food chain and this course will introduce students to the importance, ecology and techniques of studying the plankton community. The course will focus on Taxonomy and systematics of phytoplankton and zooplankton;...

MASC 615 PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

The course will focus on the physical aspects of the marine environment and will deal with Physical properties of seawater; Heat and mass balance of the oceans; Air-sea interactions; Ocean dynamics; Water mass and global ocean circulation; Vertical structure...

MASC 614 BRACKISH WATER ECOLOGY

The aim of this course is to make students understand and appreciate the uniqueness of ecological processes occurring in brackish water environments. Students will be taken through fundamental courses in brackish water ecology which include: Descriptions and...

MASC 613 CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

The Chemical Oceanography course covers a broad range of areas in relation to chemistry and chemical processes of the marine environment. Students are introduced to basic chemical and geochemical processes in the ocean. Students will be made to understand the...

MASC 612 AQUATIC HEALTH AND IMPACT STUDIES

The course aims at equipping students with social and scientific issues relating to aquatic health. This includes all aquatic environments. Topics to be treated cover Factors affecting aquatic health; Pollution and environmental toxicology; Impacts of...

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