OCEAN 102 The Changing Oceans

Ocean 102 has been designed to present an alternative view of basic oceanography. The course focuses on how the ocean drives our planet’s climate system and how humans have altered marine and coastal environments.

Traditional classroom-based, and online-hybrid sections are available.  (In the summer, the course is taught entirely in online-hybrid mode.)


  • Changing climate
  • Ocean circulation and sea level rise
  • Changing Arctic
  • Ocean acidification
  • Oceans and human health
  • Oil spills
  • Ocean engineering
  • Are oceans the answer?

Course Website:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/mrasmuss/18105/105205