Content, progress and pedagogy of the
- 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 and P
in aquatic environments.
- To analyse impacts on different marine compartments, e.g.
water, sediments, biota.
- To analyse marine sediments.
- To distinguish pollution impacts on individuals, populations
- To evaluate man-made pollutants (xenobiotics, microplastics),
metals and disease-causing microorganisms (pathogens) in marine
- To assess recreational and bathing water quality and related
faecal pollution source tracking.
- To understand the basic concepts of the legal framework
regulating marine pollution (marine governance)
- Analyse the fate of nutrients in coastal marine ecosystem.
- Describe important organic and inorganic pollutants and
pollution effects in coastal marine waters.
- Evaluate methods to prevent and alleviate antropogenic
pollution in coastal marine waters evaluate meth.
Type of instruction
Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops,
presentation seminars, lab tests.
Extent and expected workload
Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to
be 150 hours for the student.
|Name of exam||Marine Pollution|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
|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|