Calendar

The table below provides information on the course's lecture (L), and lab (Lab) sessions.


SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
L1 Introduction to Ocean Systems and Engineering
L2 Sea Floor; Measurements in the Ocean; Accuracy of Measurements
L3 Atmospheric Effects on the Ocean; Wind and Heat
Lab 1 SeaPerch II ROV: Introduction to SeaPerch, Construction Plan, Lab Procedures Homework 1 due
L4 Ocean Seawater Properties
Lab 2 SeaPerch II: Building and Motors
Lab 3 Extra SeaPerch II Lab Session, In Place of Lecture: Building Motors and Electronics (cont.)
L5 Light Propagation in the Ocean Homework 2 due
Lab 4 SeaPerch II: Continue Work
L6 Sound Propagation in the Ocean: Basics, Speed of Sound, Sound Channel
L7 Acoustics 1
Lab 5 SeaPerch II: Completion
L8 Acoustics 2 Homework 3 due
L9 Acoustics 3
Lab 6 Field/Pool Test of SeaPerch II ROV
L10 Acoustics 4
L11 Introduction to GFD; Conservation of Mass/Momentum/Energy Homework 4 due
Lab 7 Start Final Project
Exam 1 (In-class)
L12 Turbulence, Scaling, Boundary Layers
Lab 8 Final Project (cont.)
L13 Ocean Mixing and Stability
L14 Coriolis Force and Ekman Forcing Homework 5 due
Lab 9 Final Project (cont.)
L15 Geostrophic Flows 1
Lab 10 Final Project (cont.)
L16 Geostrophic Flows 2 Homework 6 due
L17 Measuring Currents: Lagrangian vs. Eulerian
Lab 11 Final Project: Testing
L18 Deep Ocean Circulation
L19 El Nino and La Nina Homework 7 due
Lab 12 Final Project: Testing, Integration with ROV
L20 Coastal Processes: Tsunamis

Exam 2 (take home) out
Lab 13 Final Project: Testing Complete ROV System
L21 Guest Lecture: Hydrothermal Vents in the Ocean Exam 2 (take home) due
L22 Guest Lecture: Chemical Sensing in the Ocean
Lab 14 Final Presentations
L23 Trip to WHOI: Launch ROV and Visit WHOI Labs