History of marine research. Morphology and genesis of oceans. Sources and composition of marine sediments. Lithogenous, hydrogenous and biogenous sediments. Physical oceanography relevant for genesis and sea sediment disposition (wave, current, tide). Sea water and hydrogenous sediments. Coast, sea level processes and effects of sea level change. Climates and sediments. Estuarine and anti-estuarine water exchange currents and their influence to the sea bottom. Organisms and sea bottom. Residence time. Sedimentation rates. Paleocanography. Deep- sea sediments. Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. Marine geological cartography. Sea-bottom sampling and data acquisition.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship of natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology) underlying the study of marine environment
An awareness of the wider spectrum of geological disciplines
Awareness and understanding of the temporal and spatial dimensions in Earth processes
Basic ability to describe a solution at an abstract level.
Ability to use simple quantitative methods and to apply them to geological problems.
Basic awareness of relevant state-of-the-art technologies and their application
Ability to learn and study including effective time management and flexibility