Oil Pollution in the Marine Environment

Course Numbers: CZMT - 0735

This course will cover the chemistry and environmental impacts of oil spills and pollution on the marine environment. Topics will include the effects of oil on various organisms and ecosystems. Current and historical oil spills and other major pollution events and their clean‐up will be analyzed and evaluated

Students will:

  1. Have a better understanding of what is involved when an oil spill occurs.
  2. Obtain tools and knowledge to scientifically evaulate effects.
  3. Have an idea of what treatment or remediation will be affective.

Textbook:  None

Fall 2013 Syllabus