The Scientific Adventure

SCAN | Semester 1 | 4 ECTS



  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Field Trip at Sea


This course aims at comprehending the scientific approach as a whole with a focus on sampling strategy and data analysis (hypothesis, sampling design, data collection, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, communication of the findings).


Learning outcomes

Students should

  • develop and carry a study or research program with the appropriate objectives and methods
  • design and conduct appropriate sampling strategy and experimental design
  • analyze scientific data (descriptive and inferential statistics)
  • format results, draw reliable conclusions and communicate (spoken, written and presentational skills)



  • Christophe MOCQUET (UCA, SKEMA)
  • Steeve COMEAU (CNRS, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche)
  • Valentina ROSSI (UCA, ECOMERS lab)