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Oceanography: a key to better understand our world

University of Barcelona and Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Environmental Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long

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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.



To follow this course does not require previous knowledge of oceanography.

Taught by

Jordi Serra

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