APPLIED MARINE GEOLOGY
Physics of the Sea; Fundamentals of Marine Physical Geography; International Law of the Sea
- Written and Computer-based examination
Written: five questions with multiple choice and five open questions.
Computer: practical test about multibeam or structure from motion processing provided by the teachers.
Marks are given as n/30. Minimum positive value is 18/30
To provide knowledge on the major geological hazards in marine ad coastal environment, which are caused by geological processes that change dramatically the environmental conditions and present severe threats to coastal populations, offshore and onshore properties and offshore built infrastructures.
The course will provide basic knowledge about the use of innovative marine technologies to identify the marine geohazards and inherent risks and our ability to deal with them
Advanced Geophysical Marine Survey Methods with a focus on seismic acquisition offshore
Underwater geomorphological features
Introduction to marine geohazards, focused mainly on the coastal zone
Geohazard maps: use and protection of marine and coastal areas
Tutorials: 3D model reconstruction techniques using multibeam echosounder data and aerial structure from motion
Textbook and teaching resource
E. Seibold, W.H. Berger -The Sea Floor: An Introduction to Marine Geology. Springer (e-book);
APAT – Atlante delle opere di sistemazione costiera. Manuali e Linee Guida; Journal of Coastal Research, v.20;
Erosion littorale en Méditerranée occidentale: dynamique, diagnostic et remèdes. CIESM Workshop Series 18
A selection of scientific journal articles and the lesson slides will be provided by the teacher
2 credits (CFU) of frontal lessons
4 credits (CFU) of laboratory and practicals