Marine Instrumentation - MSC 152


Announcements & Assignments

Summer 2013

All class material is located on the "Student Resources" link to the right

Important Information and Dates:

  • Week 1
    • Research Winches, Cable, Terminations, Winch & Crane Operations at sea
  • Week 2
    • Side Scan Sonars & Magnetometers
  • Week 3
    • Cruises begin (D1 @ Sea)
    • D2 & D3 Test 1
  • Week 4
    • D2 @ Sea
    • D1 Test 1
    • D3 Moorings and Mooring Instrumentation
  • Week 5
    • D3 @ Sea
    • D1 & D2 Moorings and Mooring Instrumentation
  • Week 6
    • Test 2 on Side Scan/Mag & Moorings/ADCP presentations
    • Oceanographic Equipment & Instrumentation
    • Water Quality/Monitoring Instrumentation
  • Week 7
    • Field Exercise on dock & R/V Dan Moore
  • Week 8
    • Marine Sediments and Sediment Collection Instrumentation
  • Week 9
    • Field Trip on Martech - Sub Bottom profiling & Sediment sampling
  • Week 10 & 11
    • Field Trip on Martech - Side Scan Sonar
    • Final (Test 3) on Week 6 & 8 material

 

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Course Description

This course introduces the various types of oceanographic instrumentation used for the collection of data and samples by the oceanographic community. Emphasis is placed on data recording procedures, proper operation, safe handling, and calibration, maintenance, and repair of instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and correctly use the instruments covered to conduct accurate field measurements.

  • Course Hours Per Week: Class 1,Lab 2.
  • Semester Hours Credit: 2.
  • Prerequisite: None.