The sea and oceans are home to fundamental biological and physical processes for the life and physical and chemical balance of the entire planet and are rich in renewable living resources, which provide valuable nutrients and molecules for human life and health. They are also such a favorable habitat for life as to constitute a privileged location for the development of life and have a very high biodiversity, with all the Phyla represented, of which many are exclusively marine. The aim of the course is therefore to build an educational path that, through lectures, laboratory and sea exercises, leads students to know the habitats, the functioning mechanisms of the marine ecosystem in its abiotic and biotic components, analyzing their interrelationships at different spatial and temporal scales.
Expected learning outcomes 1) Knowledge and understanding To have developed knowledge related to the physical, chemical and biological properties of sea water. Knowledge related to the main marine, oceanic and coastal habitats and to pelagic and benthic organisms. Understanding of the main mechanisms of functioning of the marine ecosystem in its abiotic and biotic components by analyzing their interrelationships at different spatial and temporal scales. 2) Knowledge and understanding skills applied Experimental approach to the study of oceanography and to the study of marine ecosystems through the use of the main sampling techniques and analysis methodologies presented during the lectures and carried out during the didactic exercises. 3) Autonomy of judgment Being able to evaluate and deal with the appropriate skills, competences and critical sense of the study of the different issues concerning the oceanic and coastal marine environment presented during the course. 4) Communication skills Being able to master the main topics addressed during the course with a correct scientific language. 5) Ability to learn Being able to apply the knowledge acquired, during lectures and exercises, to cases that require the integration of the topics covered during the course.
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Scientific Disciplinary Sector Code
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Core compulsory activities
Objectives of the course
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