An Ocean Perspective: Energy and Mineral Resources to Coastal Dynamics and Management
A new J-term course is being offered: An Ocean Perspective: Energy and Mineral Resources to Coastal Dynamics and Management.
Continental margins are being exploited for their energy and mineral resources (oil, gas, and ore deposits).Â What are the necessary conditions needed for these resources to be present along continental margins and how safe is their extraction? Besides being a location for these resources, the coastline represents a highly variable and dynamic region between land and water; with periods of dynamic change from days to 100,000s of years.Â In many parts of the world, mankind’s present and/or desired use of these fragile and transitory boundaries often conflicts with how these regions should be managed.
Through the use of various case studies, the course will focus on the origins and extraction of energy and mineral resources as well as coastline structure, dynamic interaction between ocean and land, sea level rise, and past use and newer management practices.
The course meets Jan 10-14, Jan 17-21 from 9am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch break.Â A few afternoon field trips are being planned.