EN412: Ocean Environmental Engineering II
EN412: Ocean Environmental Engineering II (3-0-3)
Basic principles and current issues in environmental engineering as applied to the ocean environment are introduced. Principal focus is on ocean resources: their identification, recovery, and utilization. Topical coverage includes the technological aspects of alternate energy sources; deep-ocean oil and gas recovery; desalinization; dredging and uses for dredge spoil; mineral exploitation; ocean depositories; wetlands, reefs and other coastal developments; and environmental economics, ethics, and regulatory statutes.
- Various, depending on course topic.
- Develop an understanding how the growth of a quantity can be mathematically represented reflecting populations and the use of natural resources.
- Appreciate the technical aspects of responding to oil spills and the design oil-boom configurations.
- Learn about alternative sources of energy from the ocean and investigate the analytical characterization of heaving and pitching floating bodies and the potential for energy extraction.
- Investigate the importance of fisheries as a natural resource, the potential need for aquaculture and be introduced to the engineering design of an aquaculture system.
- Explore estuarine restoration topics.
- Be able to appreciate the process of developing a lecture to communicate a technological related topic associated with environment to a classroom of peers.
- 1/C EOE Major, OR
- Approval of NAOE Department Chair
- The Mathematics of Growth
- Oil Production
- History of Offshore Oil and Oil Spills
- Oil Spill Response Measures – Oil Boom Design
- Ocean Renewable Energy
- Wave Energy Conversion
- Aquaculture Production
- Recirculation Aquaculture System Design
- Oyster Restoration and Aquaculture
- Oyster Farming Economics
- Living Shorelines
- Constructed Wetlands