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Learning outcomes

The COASTHazar is a 2-year Erasmus Mundus joint master’s is structured around seven key focal areas.
  • At University of Cantabria, the curriculum places a strong emphasis on cultivating core competences in focal areas (1) and (2), while also delving into aspects of areas (3) and (4),

  • Courses at IHE Delft comprehensively cover focal areas (3), (4), and partially extend into selected components of (5) and (7),

  • The University of Algarve's courses are intricately linked to focal areas (5), (6), and (7), providing students with the flexibility to opt for elective courses tailored to their preferences

 Focal area 1 – Ocean and atmospheric sciences

  • Provide an in-depth explanation of climatic variability across various time scales, across different environmental variable, emphasizing the approach to understand future changes through climate change projections.

  • Associate and characterize diverse climatic processes inherent in both the atmosphere and the ocean

  • Describe the meteo-oceanographic variables, illustrating the effective combination of deterministic and probabilistic variables and apply this knowledge to address coastal and port engineering issues, incorporating the characterization of coastal hazards and conducting risk assessments.

  • Apply and manage available meteo-oceanographic and climate information derived from both observations and models, incorporating key concepts such as wave generation, propagation, and breaking (in deep and shallow waters), acknowledging the significance of radiation stress in forcing currents and shallow water level gradients along the coast.

  • Explain the characteristics of waves, sea-level, and winds, over short and long-term periods at any coastal location, including insights into unusual extreme events, offering a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics at play.

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