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Maritime Studies

Marine Pollution


Definition of pollutant and pollution, sources of marine pollution, basic marine chemistry, oil pollution, hydrocarbons, PAHs, pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, metal pollution: Hg, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, antifouling substances, radioactivity, municipal wastewater and solid wastes, nutrients and eutrophication, maritime transportation and pollution, impact of pollutants on marine environment, ecotoxicology of the sea, toxicity and risk assessment, standards and recommendations, monitoring, international regulation and programs of the marine pollution control, models of pollutant distribution and spreading, examples of pollution of some seas.


Goals and competencies

In this course, students are informed about the pollution sources and spreading of pollutants in the sea, impact of pollutants on the marine environment, biological consequences of pollution,  national and international actions including conventions and recommendations. In the frame of the course, the pollution state of some seas are presented. Student will understand the connection between pollution and consequences and will be able to apply different activities for pollution reduction during the professional work.

Basic literature

1.R.B. Clark, 2001. Marine Pollution, 5th ed., Oxford University Press, 248 pp. (FPP UL), 56 str. ISBN: 92‐801‐5106‐1.

2.F. Millero, 2006. Chemical Oceanography, CRC Press, Boca Raton, (FPP UL) (izbrana poglavja),  496 str. ISBN: 0‐8493‐2280‐4.

3.M.J. Kennish, 1997. Practical Handbook of Estuarine and Marine Pollution. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 524 pp. (FPP UL) (izbrana poglavja) ISBN: 0‐8493‐8424‐9.