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91146 Topics in Australian Marine Science

6cp; 2hpw (lecture), 3hpw (laboratory)
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This subject introduces students to current research undertaken in the various disciplines of marine science in Australia. It is a multi-institutional subject taught at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) with contributions from four partner universities (UTS, UNSW, USyd, and Macquarie). Students are able to take advantage of the newly built (as of 2011) facilities at SIMS, and its more than 80 associate scientists. Lectures and tutorials are taught by leading marine science researchers. The SIMS partnership provides a breadth of expertise that would not be achieved by any institution in isolation. Topics cover physical and biological oceanography, green engineering, fisheries management, marine biology and ecology. In practical classes, students analyse and interpret remotely-sensed data from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), which provides comprehensive information on the biological and physical processes of Australia's coastal and oceanic waters.

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