Educational guide 2020_21
Facultade de Ciencias do Mar
Grao en Ciencias do Mar
  Geological oceanography II
Methodologies   ::  Teaching methodology guide
Introductory activities Detailed introduction about the content of the subject and the methodology followed aswell as the form of evaluation, field trips, practical classes and seminars.
The materials neccesary to follow lecturesrs ans practical sessions and references will be presented.
Lecturing This include the theoretical contents about all methods used in Oceanography Geology surveys, including selected aplicated examples.
The student will be evaluated about this content in a final exam.
Laboratory practical Laboratory practices consist of three sessions:
1- Corer description and interpretation.
2- Introduction to the interpretation of seismic
records: reflection and refraction systems.
3- Data processing for the elaboration of bathymetric
maps (the computer classroom will be used).
Attendance is MANDATORY.
Mentored work In groups of two or three students, the students will choose a applied scientific study on the subject for an oral presentations.
The student will show there ability to work as a team and his ability to make an oral presentation on a scientific topic. In the ensuing discussion, the capacity for synthesis and understanding of the proposed topic will be evaluated.
The activity is MANDATORY.
Seminars The seminars that students will have to hold and deliver, consists of three sessions:
1- Handling of nautical charts, navigation parameters, point positioning and sampling path. Key tools for the preparation and conduct of oceanographic surveys.
2- Interpretation of Side Scan Sonar records.
3- Exhibition of examples of studies applied in Geological Oceanography, focusing into the specific methodology used for each specific work.
These activities are MANDATORY.
Studies excursion There will be a session onboard the B/O Mytilus along the Ria de Vigo were the student will participate in a oceanographyc survey. The objetive is to be able to familiarize themselves with the systems of acquisition of submarine acoustic data and of marine sediment samples (sediment cores, dredgers, etc.).
It is also intended that they become familiar with the organization and procedure of an oceanographic survey, for which smaller groups of work will be created to carry out the activity on board the oceanographic vessel. At the end of the activity, each group will have to produce a "cruisse report".
Some of the collected data will be worked out in practical sessions.
The activity is MANDATORY.
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