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MC~15 - Ocean Currents

Duration: ± 4 hrs | Course Code: MC~15 | Cost From: R 300.00 (US$ 20) per person

oceancurrentsThis is a short Course that explains the different Ocean Currents and their importance to the planet and the species in different parts of the world. The Southern African continent is used as an example, but the theories apply equally to other parts of the globe.

The Course attempts to cover the following Learning Outcomes, to enable the Learner to:

  • Explain the different Ocean Currents of the world Explain the composition of the sea in terms of density, salinity and flow
  • Describe the properties of Ocean Currents in terms of temperature, densities and salinity and their behaviours
  • Describe how different currents affect the coastal and inland regions of a country
  • Describe how the tidal systems work around the globe
  • Describe how local inshore currents are formed, their names and their effects on bathers and visitors

The Course consists of a Video, a Presentation slide show, Course Notes, two Assignments and a Quiz.


To have a knowledge and understanding of the Ocean Currents, both offshore and inshore and their importance to and impact on the coastal and inland environment and species.


Target Audience

All persons operating in the marine and coastal areas, particularly dealing with tourists

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, to be able to:

  1. To be able to understand and distinguish between offshore and inshore ocean currents, and explain the movement of water around the globe
  2. To be able to advise people on the local offshore and inshore currents along your nearest section of the coastline, and what causes them
  3. To have a good knowledge and understanding of global current movements, and their causes and behaviours
  4. To be able to explain the effects of currents on the environment (geography, climate & weather, fauna and flora) in which you live and work
  5. To be able to access and read Tide Tables for your area

Scope & Requirements

All Learners are required to read, write and speak English, have access to internet and computing facilities for online e-learning


R 300 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course

Duration: ± 4 hrs
Course Code: MC~15

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.