Coastal Ocean Observations

With this micro-credential you will gain introductory knowledge to coastal ocean observations. This course is ideal for practicing engineers, coastal planners and to those who want to develop knowledge on ocean observing.

You will be provided the theoretical background for the different sensors and different space/time scales associated with data acquisition. An overview of the different sources for data from both globally and locally (e.g. IMOS) will be provided.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials

Delivery mode

Course date
12 - 13 July 2021
Applications close
5 July 2021
Two-day intensive followed by completion of practical work
50 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
Academic lead
Professor Chari Pattiaratchi
$990 inc. GST
Critical information summary
OCENM523 – Critical information summary [PDF, 41KB]



What you'll learn

How to articulate the role of coastal observations in our society

Explore different techniques for coastal observations

Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals to ocean coastal observations

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Gain knowledge of important concepts in coastal ocean observations and practical skills to apply these concepts
  • Enhance your professional experience in coastal observation roles with training based on recent research and industry insights

How does it work?

You'll work on practical exercises and assignments.

What's next after this course?

This micro-credential is part of a pathway to completion of Applied Ocean Science unit when stacked with Introduction to Coastal Engineering and Coastal Physical Oceanography


Applications are open.

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