Content, progress and pedagogy of the
To provide fundamental insight into coastal marine waters
including effects and prevention of natural and anthropogenic
- On marine ecosystems.
- On theory for physical, chemical and microbial processes in
- On the most common types of marine pollution.
- To understand the exchange of matter between aquatic and
- To describe the marine ecosystem, light, salinity and
- To understand primary production, respiration and
- To analyse microbial loops, food webs, turnover of C-N-S in
- To analyse marine sediments.
- To distinguish pollution impacts on individuals, populations
- To evaluate man-made pollutants (xenobiotics), disease-causing
microorganisms (pathogens) in marine waters.
- To assess recreational and bathing water quality and related
faecal pollution source tracking.
- Work with and analyse nutrient cycling in coastal marine
- Describe important organic and inorganic pollutants and
pollution effects in coastal marine waters.
- Evaluate methods to prevent and alleviate anthropogenic
pollution in coastal marine waters.
Type of instruction
Lectures supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation
seminars, lab tests etc.
Extent and expected workload
The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of
|Name of exam||Marine Pollution|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided by start of
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination
Policies and Procedures|