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MARINE AND COASTAL SYSTEMS ( Master of Science in MARINE AND COASTAL SYSTEMS )

Type
Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)
Language

English

Duration 4 semesters
Cost Application rate:50 € Reggistration fee:175€ EU students:1100€ Non-EU students:4000€

The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

Teaching methods:

Taught modules, core and optional

Research training modules

Fieldwork and field visits (more than 50h) and use of field equipment

Laboratory work (more than  200h) and use of extensive laboratory facilities and equipment

Science communication in seminars

Scientific diving (optional)

 

Learning outcomes, skills and competences:

Capacity to assess of Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems based on:

· Strong foundation in the Marine Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geological aspects of marine/coastal systems.

· Ability to integrate knowledge and skills from all areas of study to address interdisciplinary problems and climate change challenges.

Critical and analytical thinking skills:

 Define procedures, operations and techniques for problem-solving

· Evaluate environmental risks

· Evaluate the trophic state of waters

Demonstrate ability and proficiency in quantitative skills:

Model waves, tides and currents

Model coastal and marine systems

Process oceanographic data

Elaborate and analyze submarine mapping

Elaborate programs of environmental monitoring

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to convey scientific knowledge and results to peers, and public domain

Ability to independently design and execute research work oriented on quantitative data

Develop the capacity of working in a team

 

STUDY PLAN

1st Semester

  • Large Scale Ocean Processes
  • Geology and Geophysics of Ocean Basins
  • Marine Morphodynamics
  • Marine Trophic Dynamics
  • Anthropic Disturbances of Marine Systems
  • Monitoring of Marine Systems

2nd Semester

  • Coastal Oceanography
  • Remote sensing and marine cartography
  • Modelling of Marine Systems
  • Oceanographic Data Analysis
  • Option I – Oceanographic Research Cruise
  • Option II – Fundamentals of Scientific Diving in Oceanology

3rd Semester

  • Eutrophication and Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Isotopic Tracers of Marine Processes
  • Coastal and Marine Hazards
  • Records and Measures of Environmental Changes
  • Basin Analysis
  • Dissertation Plan – Seminar

4th Semester

  • Dissertation

This course is officially credited by the Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES), for 6 (six) years.

Acreditação
O curso encontra-se acreditado, por seis anos, pela Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior (A3ES).

Structural components
Thesis/Dissertation
Ship training
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

ISCED Categories

Project management
Toxicology
Ecology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Scientific modelling
Environmental protection technology
Marine spatial planning
Surveying
Coastal and marine tourism