NIGK15033U Marine Geoscience
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
The purpose of this course is to provide the student an understanding of marine sedimentary and depositional processes, marine transport processes and morphodynamics in shallow and deep water, marine environment and climate relations, palaeoceanography and practical experience in marine research methods, focusing on the Quaternary, Holocene and recent environments and deposits. An important element of the course is the interdisciplinary approach combining geophysics (seismics and other acoustic methods), geomorphology, sedimentary studies and micropalaeontology (especially foraminifera). Another crucial aspect is the combination of theoretical and practical work, incl. active offshore marine geoscience fieldwork.
This theoretical and practical course in marine geoscience focusing on sedimentary and depositional processes linked to ocean currents and shallow-water coastal processes. The course will combine the use of acoustic methods (incl. seismics, multibeam imaging, subbottom profiling) and investigation of marine sediment cores.
The course is a compact course taking place on a field station as well as in the field. As part of the course, the students will partake in geomorphological field work in the shallow-marine/coastal region as well as on board a sea-going research vessel.
Ability to assess issues related to the management of marine arears as well being trained in the ability to analyse specific problems and scientific relations related to dynamics, sedimentary environments, bottom morphology and stratigraphy in the marine environment.
Knowledge of how marine geoscience instruments such as seismic devices, multibeams, ADCPs etc. functions, and training in handling algorithms related to assessing results coming from such devises as well as results based on lab analysis of collected samples.
The course is focused on giving the student an overall ability to collect marine geoscience data, be able to sort, ennoble and evaluate the data into a final result, and use this for drawing meaningful conclusions related to dynamics, sedimentary environments, bottom morphology and stratigraphy in marine environments.
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This course is carried out in cooperation with the Institute for Geoscience at Aarhus University. It is unique in the sense that this is the only Geoscience course in Denmark making use of a modern state of the art equipped research vessel : “R/V Aurora”. In 2016 the target area is Lillebælt and Vejle Fjord.
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- 5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment, During courseWritten assignment with a deadline for handing-in report 4 weeks after completion of the 8 days course
- Exam registration requirements
Approved participation in the fieldwork. If the student does not take part in the fieldwork, the student cannot take part in the exam or re-exam and will have to re-take the course on next occasion.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
If the exam registration requirement have not been fulfilled students must retake the course.
Re-examination Identical to the ordinary examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes
- Theory exercises