E217B: Ocean Engineering, A Crash Course

Ocean Engineering is gaining a renewed flood of attention as energy companies (oil, mining, renewables) eagerly look for extra resources in the oceans, entailing concerns about the environment and the planet. This course intends to introduce the basics of engineering principles for working in the area of ocean engineering. Specifically, topics of wave dynamics, wave, wind and current loads on ocean structures, cables and mooring, and underwater acoustics are covered. Each lecture is accompanied with examples from real-life problems, and for each subject a review of state of the art applications is provided through videos and presentations.