Oceanography and Time Series Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to give the student a fundamental knowledge of water flow in marine environments. Based on the gained knowledge the student shall be able to analyse time series of environmental data and construct conceptual models for a given marine environment.

Learning objectives


  • On global ocean topography, currents, waves, temperature and salinity.
  • On local currents in coastal zones and estuaries.
  • On costal processes and hydraulics.
  • On local and global ocean nutrient transport.
  • On basic time series analysis.


  • To perform a systematic analysis of the physics in the coastal zone and estuaries.
  • To analyse time series in an oceanographic context.
  • To analyse geophysical flows in the ocean and coastal zone.


  • To evaluate, structure and present oceanographic data.
  • Describe and analyse marine processes. 
  • To construct conceptual models for a specific marine environment on the basis on literature studies and data.
  • To structure and produce technical documentation of complex problems, methods and results.
  • To communicate problems, findings and results graphically as well as oral to the relevant target audience.

Type of instruction

Lectures supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, experimental work etc.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examOceanography and Time Series Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided by start of semester.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleOceanografi og tidsserieanalyse
Module codeB-GEO-K2-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science