The titles of the four dissertations submitted by these students last September were:
- Route optimisation for offshore class boat races in the Central Mediterranean (Sara Baldwin)
- Coastal water mixing around the Maltese Islands using the Rosario-SHYFEM model (Denise Desira)
- Water quality monitoring in the Maltese Islands through the computation of the CSI023(+) and TRIX indices using satellite data (Hazel Farrugia)
- The risk of earthquake- and submarine landslide-generated tsunami hazards in the Maltese Islands (Nicole Scerri).
The course is intended to train postgraduate students and professionals on state-of-the-art methodologies and tools to measure, understand and predict the marine environment, and derive sustained benefits from the sea. It is offered by the Physical Oceanography Research Group within the Department of Geosciences, whose resident academics are Prof. Aldo Drago (Course Director), Prof. Alan Deidun, Dr Anthony Galea and Mr Adam Gauci. The course faculty includes a number of local lecturers as well as high profile foreign experts in the field of operational oceanography.