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Old 02-04-2015, 19:11   #1
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Oceanography: a key to better understand our world

Here's something that my dear spouse found, that I am sure quite a few members of CF may find useful.

It's a free on-line course offered by the University of Barcelona

From the course description
"The course for a round the world regatta leads the boats through the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic, Southern Indian and South Pacific Oceans. On their voyage, the skippers come across a large variety of oceanographic situations: strong currents, floating ice, wave formations of every kind and biological diversity.

In this course the student will learn about the foundations of the science of oceanography. You'll learn about the classification and formation of the ocean floor, how current sea satellite analysis systems work, the chemistry of the oceans and the processes that led to its formation.

Course structure

The course is structured around five modules:

Module 1 - The Mediterranean: an ocean model.
Module 2 - The global ocean: a moving fluid, a water source, a planetary heating system and a sea full of life.
Module 3 - Satellite oceanography: all eyes on the planet.
Module 4 - Ocean chemistry: a chemical industry of pipes without walls.
Module 5 - The ocean basin: an ongoing archive, stretching back millions of years.
To follow this course does not require previous knowledge of oceanography.

When students finish the course they may, if they wish, obtain a certificate of completion from the University of Barcelona. Access to this exam is subject to a 55 fee."

Here's the link

http://www.canvas.net/browse/barcelo...graphy-english

Note it's also offered in Catalan and Spanish
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Old 02-04-2015, 19:18   #2
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It looks like they have a few other interesting courses. From the Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus


Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus
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Old 02-04-2015, 19:42   #3
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Re: Oceanography: a key to better understand our world

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It looks like they have a few other interesting courses. From the Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus


Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus
Yes. Interesting FREE courses.

Unfortunately, the enrollment was only open till March 27, 2015 for 3 of the 4 courses listed on this page: http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en...e-ocean-campus So, a little late now for SOME of the courses.

"The course is open for enrollment until 27th March 2015. "
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Hmm I was able to sign up for four of them.

Although the meteorology course finishes in four days.

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Click on the enrolment link (if you want). You can still enrol in at least three of the courses.

Crash course in meteorology coming up!
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Interesting that 4 of the 5 instructors are named 'Jordi'. Just saying...
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