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Oceanography

HISTORY

In view of the strategic location of Calabar as a coastal town by the Atlantic Ocean, the Senate of the University of Calabar on May 17, 2014, approved the establishment of the Faculty of Marine Sciences (now Oceanography). The Faculty has a cream of high calibre scientists trained in Europe, the United States of America and Asia, in different aspects of Oceanography. Presently, efforts are directed towards understanding the dynamics of the oceanographic processes and the ecology of the Gulf of Guinea and the adjoining coastal waters. The Faculty is the first of its kind in Africa responsible for teaching and research in ocean sciences.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Physical Oceanography: Areas of research include Marine meteorology, characterizing and modeling the physical properties and processes of oceans, climate change. Chemical Oceanography: Research areas include Ocean Chemistry, toxicology, pollution, coastal hydrography, marine biogeochemistry, nano particles research, tracer Oceanography, atmospheric Chemistry/ climate change. Geological Oceanography: Research areas include Coastal Geomorphology, sediment reconstruction histories, deep sea basins, Marine Sedimentology and Palaeontology. Biological Oceanography: Areas of research include Marine Ecology, Capture Fisheries/ management, Benthic Ecology, Marine Pollution, Marine Microbiology and Marine Ecosystem /Conservation. Mariculture & Marine Fisheries Resources: Areas of research include Pathology of Marine Organisms, Fish Parasitology, Fish Culture/Nutrition, Fish Genetics, Cage Culture and management and Fish feed formulation. Marine Economy and resources sustainability.


Contact Faculty Officer:
Dr. Rugene Akiba Bassey
Phone: + 234 8099347922;
email: oceanography@unical.edu.ng