HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY MEASURES

HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY MEASURES

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Code
95003
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10590 HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY)
semester
Annual
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Objective of the course is to describe the basic principle and application of sensors, devices and platforms used for oceanographic and hydrographic measurements.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Specify sensors, equipment and sampling strategies for hydrographic and oceanographic measurement to meet survey requirements and environmental conditions. Configure and use hydrographic and oceanographic sensors and sampling equipment. Planning and realize a hydrographic survey, data management, following the work flow to product nautical documents

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is constituted by two modules: Hydrography (1 semester) and Oceanographic Measurements (2 semester)

Teaching methods

Lessons and discussion of home exercises. Visit to oceanographic laboratories and stations (e.g. mareographic stations) and onboard a hydrographic ship/launch

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Hydrography (4 CFU):

Introduction to hydrographic surveying, Water Levels, Hydrographic specifications, Hydrographic planning, Approximation and extimation, Methods to feature detection, Data Visualization and presentation, Route following, Siting of Aids, Radio data telemetry links, Digital signal, Data acquisition and control, Data analysis and processing, data management, fair sheets/maps and nautical documents production.

Oceanographic Measurements (2 CFU): Sea water properties measurements: depth, temperature, conductivity; Multiparametric probes (CTD) and Niskin bottles; Optical measurements; Sound Velocity Profilers; Expendable probes, Currents measurement: lagrangian floats, eulerian current meters, ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Currents Profilers); Sea level and wave measurement; Mooring and platforms; Understanding instruments technical specifications. Water levels, Tidal analysis prediction and information,

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Idrografia

International Hydrographic Organization, IHO/C-13 Manual on Hydrography, 1st Edition. May 2005 (https://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/CB/C13_Index.htm)

International Hydrographic Organization, IHO/S-44 Standards for Hydrographic Surveys, 5th Edition February 2008 (https://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-44_5E.pdf)

Istituto Idrografico della Marina, I.I. 3176 Disciplinare Tecnico per la Standardizzazione dei Rilievi Idrografici 3rd Edition March 2016 (http://www.marina.difesa.it/conosciamoci/organizzazione/comandienti/scientifici/idrografico/Documents/disciplinare_tecnico_2016/2_II_3176.pdf)

Teachers’ lecture notes.

 

Misure Oceanografiche

R.E. Thomson, W. Emery. Data Analysis Methods in Oceanography. Elsevier, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-12-387782-6

L. Talley, Pickard, W. Emery., J. Swift . Descriptive Physical Oceanography: an introduction. Elsevier, 2011 ISBN: 978-0750645522

Stewart R.H..  Introduction to Physical Oceanography, 2006  pdf free version available on line

H. Medwin e C.S. Clay, Fundamentals of Acoustically Oceanography, Academic Press, 1998.

Teachers’ lecture notes.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LORENZO PAPA (President)

NICOLA CORRADI (President)

PAOLA PICCO

LAURA CANESI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lessons and discussion of home exercises. Visit to oceanographic laboratories and stations (e.g. mareographic stations) and onboard a hydrographic ship/launch

LESSONS START

October 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test and oral presentation