HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MEASURES

HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MEASURES

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Code
95003
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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

Overall objective is to provide the students with a good background in the principles and application of sensors, devices and platforms used for hydrographic and oceanographic survey operations and measurements. Sampling strategies and experiment design will complete the achieved backgroud. The subject is shared into two modules: Oceanographic Measurements and Hydrographic Survey and Measurements.   At the end, the student will be able to identify the appropriate approach for sea water properties, ocean currents, waves, coastal tides and sea level variations measurements according to the aim of the survey. The aim of the second module is to provide the students with a sound background on the basic principle and application of sensors, devices and platforms used for hydrographic measurements and to provide a good level of knowledge of hydrographic survey project and operations with acoustics systems (SB/MB/PDBS/SSS) and related applications for hydrographic data acquisition, processing and management.  The student will be able to identify the appropriate approach for sea bottom morpho-bathymetric properties and measurements according to the aim of the survey.

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

PAOLA PICCO (President)

NUNZIANTE LANGELLOTTO

LORENZO PAPA (President Substitute)

MATTEO GUIDERI (Substitute)

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