CUSA2043 An Ocean of Inspiration and Beauty

Programme CUSA2043 An Ocean of Inspiration and Beauty

 

CUSA2043 海洋啟示錄

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUHK Organising Unit Science Academy for Young Talent, Centre for Promoting Science Education
Host Institution / Organisation
Programme Overview The oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and is the biggest biome on Earth as well as the most important component of the biosphere. Being the crater of life on Earth, the ocean is also the crucial factor for maintaining life on Earth. In the history of mankind, the oceans have been admired and greatly respected for its significance in the exploration of nature, as well as in the development of human civilization. This course intends to offer an overview of the oceans from perspectives such as culture, history, science, philosophy and arts; as well as to acknowledge the importance of the oceans to mankind and other life forms on Earth. The core concepts include the roles played by the oceans in the development of human civilization, the impact and reliance of human beings on the oceans, ocean processes and the physical, chemical and biological properties of the oceans, diversity of marine ecosystems and marine organisms, how marine organisms solve their specific problems and provide inspirations for solving human problems, the importance of the oceans in maintaining global climatic and ecological balances, as well as how we should protect, conserve and sustainably exploit the oceans for our future generations and all life forms on Earth. Students will visit the Simon F.S. Li Marine Science Laboratory to interact with marine organisms and appreciate their genius designs and beauty.

 

海洋覆蓋了地球七成的表面,是地球最大的生物群系和生物圈最重要的部份。海洋既是地球上生命產生的搖籃,又是維持生命的必要關鍵因素。自古以來人類對神祕莫測的海洋既敬畏又嚮往;海洋是人類對自然的探索以至文明的產生和發展過程中極重要的部份。本課程旨在讓學員從文化、歷史、科學、哲學、及藝術等角度去認識海洋;及了解海洋對人類以至其他生物的重要性。主要的課程內容包括海洋在人類文明發展的角色、人類對海洋的影響和依賴、各種海洋過程及海洋的物理,化學,生物等方面的特性、海洋生態系和海洋生物的多樣性、海洋生物如何適應獨特海洋環境並為人類提供解決問題的靈感、海洋在調節全球氣候和生態平衡的功能、及我們應如何維護、保育及永續地開發海洋等。學員將可在參觀李福善海洋科學硏究中心時親身體驗海洋生物奇妙及優美的身體及功能設計。

Programme Period 10 Aug – 24 Aug 2018
Location(s) Science Centre, CUHK, Hong Kong
Programme Nature
  • Academic Studies
Target Students
  • Hong Kong students
Level of Study Requirement
  • Secondary school
Eligibility S4 – S6 students
Type of Programme Non credit-bearing programme
Programme Fee HKD 3,300
Accommodation No
Application Period 03 Apr – 18 May 2018
Application Details Online Application
Programme Website www.sci.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/sayt/courses/by-year/summer-courses-2018
Enquiry sayt@cuhk.edu.hk