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. [Spring]
Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, 3 rd edition by Gilbert M. Masters and Wendell P. Ela, 2007
- Provide students with a basic understanding of the ocean’s various resources – their identification, assessment, recovery and effective utilization.
- Develop student’s awareness of the technology, potential and limitations, environmental issues and legislation associated with harvesting ocean resources.
- Develop student’s ability to design a system or manage a resource through problem identification, data assessment, and resource response to alternative actions.
- Refine student’s ability to interpret, analyze and resolve biologic, economic, and engineering data in the solution of problems related to ocean resources.
Prerequisite(s): 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
- Intro. to Environmental Resource Economics
- Ocean Energy (Current, Tide, Wave, Wind, etc.)
- Wetlands: functions, value & design
- Coral Reefs: function, value & restoration
- Artificial Reefs, Isles, Marine Biotech, etc.
- Fisheries, Aquaculture: technology & economics
- Offshore Oil & Gas, Minerals, Desalination
- Additional ocean resource topics (based on student interest survey)