- January 6: Introduction. Chemistry, physics, and biology in the ocean. (Gille and Andersson)
- January 8: Physical properties of sea water: Temperature, salinity, density. (Gille)
- January 10: The ocean energy budget: Measuring changes in ocean heat content (Gille)
- January 13: Air-sea fluxes and water mass transformation. (Gille)
- January 15: Moving the ocean: Rotation and the Coriolis effect. (Gille)
- January 17: Moving the ocean: Winds and wind-driven circulation. (Gille - homework 1 due)
- January 20: Holiday
- January 22: Moving the ocean: Geostrophic balance, large-scale circulation (Gille)
- January 24: Rising and falling seas: Tides and tide pools (Gille)
- January 27: Vertical motions: Water mass formation and a changing climate (Gille)
- January 29: Southern Ocean or El Niño, the blob, and the California Current + review (Gille)
- January 31: Midterm #1: physical oceanography (Gille)
- February 3: Origin of universe, earth, oceans and life (Andersson)
- February 5: Salinity and the composition of seawater (Andersson)
- February 7: Gases in seawater (Andersson)
- February 10: Marine carbonic acid system. (Andersson)
- February 12: Biogeochemical processes effect on marine CO2 system. (Andersson)}
- February 14: C and CaCO3 cycles (Andersson)
- February 17: Holiday
- February 19: N and P cycles. (Andersson)
- February 21: Anaerobic metabolic pathways and deoxygenation. (Andersson)
- February 24: Eutrophication, deoxygenation, acidification. (Andersson)
- February 26: Radioactivity. (Andersson)
- February 28: Midterm #2: chemical oceanography (Andersson)
- March 2: Poster presentations: Discussion of expectations and format. Case study 1: Iron fertilization.
- March 4: Case study 1: Iron fertilization.
- March 6: Case study 1: Iron fertilization.
- March 9: Case study 2.
- March 11: Case study 2.
- March 13: Case study 2. Class wrap up. Q&A for posters
- March 20: Poster session during scheduled final exam (Sumner Auditorium)