ORE 603: Oceanography for Ocean Engineers

Fall Semester, 2006


Instructor: Geno Pawlak, Holmes Hall 404


Tues/Thurs 4:30 - 5:45pm

Holmes Hall 241


The objective of this course is to provide the ocean engineering student with an understanding of the ocean environment.  The course will provide an overview of the physical, chemical, biological and geological processes that determine the state of the ocean and its dynamics. Topics of discussion will include description of the world's oceans and dynamic processes, introduction to analytical description, circulation and ocean measurement techniques.  Theory of underwater acoustics will be examined along with sonar, swath bathymetry and tomography applications.


Syllabus (pdf)



            “Ocean Circulation”, The Open University

            “The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution”, The Open University 

  “Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction”, Pickard and Emery

  “Introductory Dynamical Oceanography”, Pond and Pickard

            “Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science”, Garrison




Geno Pawlak, Ocean and Resources Engineering Department, U. Hawaii


Questions or comments?  Contact Geno Pawlak