MENV 1100 (Sampling I)


This course will provide students with basic sampling skills to conduct oceanographic and intertidal sampling programs.


Students will conduct practical laboratory and field exercises designed to complement the theoretical course content.


Importance of Ocean and Coastal Processes; Skill Sets of Marine Researchers; Introduction to Sampling; Physical Oceanography; Chemical Oceanography; Biological Sampling.


Prerequisites - SC 1807 (Safety in Science Lab (Lab Safety)); SC 1808 (WHMIS)


Duration - 5 days (35 hours)


MENV 1102 (Introduction to Marine Environmental Studies)


This course is designed to introduce the multidisciplinary nature of environmental science where natural sciences combine with social, economic, and ethical studies. This foundation course presents an overview of marine-oriented environmental topics that demonstrate the complexity of the earth’s ecosystem, and the impact humans are having on the ocean environment, and the planet in general. The course will include guest lectures and visits to local organizations to provide students with an understanding of the environmental sector.


Ocean Literacy; Ecosystem Services and Resources; Impacts on the Marine Environment; Governance; Industry / Organization Visitation


Prerequisites - None


Duration - 13 weeks


Lectures - 3 hours per week = 39 hours total


MENV 2101 (Dynamics of Marine Pollution)


This is an introductory course of the mechanisms involved in the movement of pollutants in the marine environment.


This includes oil and chemical spills and also the spread of pollution from land based sources.


Properties; Priority Pollutants; Spill Behaviour in the Marine Environment; Environmental Factors; Introduction to Pollution Response; Effluent Plume Dispersion; Limnology; Open Channel Flow; Offshore Exploration and Production (Oil and Gas).


Prerequisite - CHEM 1100 (Chemistry) or CHEM 1101 (General Chemistry I)


Duration - 13 weeks


Lectures - 3 hours/week


MENV 2103 (Basic Oil Spill Responder)


This is an entry-level course that will provide participants with basic knowledge and skills in oil spill response.


Canada Shipping Act: Marine Oil Spill Response Capability; Basic Properties of Petroleum & its Hazards; Personal, Site & Equipment Safety; Oil Spill Containment and Protection Techniques; Introduction to Spill Behavior; Introduction to Spill Assessment; Sampling; Recovery Techniques & Systems; Sorbents; Transfer, Storage & Disposal; Shoreline Cleanup Techniques; Oiled Wildlife Recovery & Treatment; Public Relations.


Duration - 35 hours


Theory - 20 hours


Practical - 15 hours


MENV 2300 (Environmental Applications of Industrial Hygiene)


This course is designed to familiarize participants with the principles and techniques involved in industrial hygiene practices.


Defining Industrial Hygiene; Indoor Environmental Investigation; Ventilation; Defining Workplace Hazards; Source Control; Defining Workplace Ambiance; Legislative Authorities Controls; Investigating Workplace Complaints.


Duration - 13 weeks


Lectures - 2 hours per week = 26 total hours


MENV 2301 (Fisheries Conservation Technologies)


An introduction to global marine fisheries, fisheries management and conservation measures in fisheries.


Global Fisheries; Managing Fisheries; Domestic Regulatory Framework; Fisheries Impacts; Fisheries Conservation.


Duration - 13 weeks


Lecture - 3 hours/week = 39 hours total


MENV 2302 (Environmental Microbiology Field Studies)


This course is designed to enhance and broaden the students’ knowledge and practical skills learned in Microbiology 2105, using a field environment.


Students participating in this course will work, within a group setting, to evaluate several environmental sites while assessing the impact of all or any negative influences affecting normal microbial loads within these environments.


Evaluations, assessments and skills learned will broaden the scope of possible topics for the Technical Thesis -TKPR 3102A.


Water Sampling Techniques and Microbial Analysis; Qualitative Water Analysis for Campylobacter jejuni; Soil Analysis and Sampling Techniques; Oil Degrading Microbes and Bioremediation of Industrial Pollution; Air Sampling Techniques and Microbial Analysis


Prerequisites - SC 1807 (Safety in Science Lab (Lab Safety)); SC 1808 (WHMIS); and BIOL 2105 (Microbiology)


Duration - 25 hours over 5 weeks


Lectures - 1 hour per week = 5 total hours


Field Studies - 4 hours once per week = 20 hours total


MENV 2303 (Marine Sampling)


This course will provide students with the practical skills necessary to plan and conduct a basic marine sampling program.


The course is delivered through a series of laboratories and practical exercises that include going through sampling procedures at sea, performing biological analysis of specimens and looking at cruise planning and equipment care and maintenance.


Introduction to Marine Sampling; Basic Sampling Tools; Cruise Planning; Oceanographic Sampling; Environmental Observations; Biological Sampling (Plankton)


Prerequisites - SC 1807 (Safety in Science Lab (Lab Safety)); SC 1808 (WHMIS); BIOL 1100 (Biology); and CHEM 1200 (Chemistry) or CHEM 1201 (General Chemistry II)


Duration - 10 days (70 hours)


MENV 3102 (Fundamentals of Coastal Zone Management)


This course is designed to familiarize participants with the multidisciplinary nature of the elements involved in Coastal Zone Management and the complexity of their interactions.


It will also provide an overall review of the program rational, particularly the three phases: description, analysis and synthesis that constitute the basis for the Coastal Zone Management Program.


Land/Ocean/Atmosphere Interface; Coastal Ecosystems; Production Economy; Social Ecology; Coastal Technologies; Environmental Hazards; Multiple User Conflicts; Legal Issues; and Integrated Coastal Zone Management.


Duration - 13 weeks


Lectures - 3 hours/week