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Department of Marine Science

 

Department of Marine Science

Goa University was established in the year 1985. To achieve the goal of training man power in the field of ocean sciences, it was decided to start an interdisciplinary programme in Marine Sciences. Accordingly, a separate Department was established in the year 1985.

The Department offers postgraduate (M.Sc.) programme in Marine Science. Marine Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme with common courses in the first year (I & II semesters) and specialization in the second year (III &IV semesters). Specialization offered at present are Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Marine Biology and Marine Geology. The Department also offers research (Ph.D.) programme in Marine Sciences.

The faculty members of Marine Sciences have expertise in Ocean Science Studies with special reference to, Physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Marine Biology and Marine Geology. The faculty members of Marine Sciences have successfully completed Research Projects funded from Department of Ocean Development, Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission Indian Space Research Organization. Faculty members are presently engaged in carrying out research through projects funded by Department of Ocean Development, Indian Space Research Organization and Ministry of Shipping.

The Department has received financial support from Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under DST-FIST programme. Research programmes are also supported by ICCR and CSIR.

DST-FIST Sponsored Department

The Department of Marine Sciences offers post graduate (M.Sc.)Programme in Marine Sciences.Marine Sciences is an interdesciplinary programme with common courses in the first year (I & II Semesters) and specialisation courses in the second year ( III & IV semesters) specialisations offered are physical Oceanography, Marine Chemistry, Marine Biology and Marine Geology. The department also offere research (Ph.D.) programme. Following are the thrust areas of research: Remote sensing, Radiative transfer in the optical range of Electromagnetic spectrum. Aquaculture and biodiversity; Elemental behaviour and siltation with reference to mining; Taxonomy of corals; Coastal zone management with special reference to Biogeochemical cycling of environment sensitive elements; Sediment flux and dynamics in estuarine, Coastal and lake environment. Quantative Analysis of water constituents from case II waters using IRS-P4-OCM data-Inverse Modelling.

Department of Marine Science
Goa University
Taleigao Plateau,
Goa,
India,
403206

 

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