Exploration of the geological, biological,, chemical, and physical dynamics of the global, oceans, including implications of ocean policy., Topics include geology of the sea floor, coastal, erosion, waves, tides, storm surge, sea-level, rise, ocean circulation, composition of seawater,, biogeochemical cycles and ocean acidity. The, course will be organized around compelling issues, in oceanography that may include deep-ocean, mining, coastal development, tsunami hazards,, ocean pollution, or others. Weekly labs provide, hands-on experience with course concepts.