NGEK10030U Marine Geoscience

Volume 2013/2014
MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc programme in Geology-Geoscience

The course will be held at the field station Skalling Laboratoriet in Ho, NW of Esbjerg, Denmark. Lectures and workshops will form the basic part of the course. A limited number of a text books can be mailed to the participants prior to the course, and is to be returned at the end. The text book is meant as an introduction to the topic in order to secure a common background for all students. The practical part will be in the form of 2 days fieldwork - 1 day off shore Sylt using the German research vessel "Mya", AWI (Alfred-Wegner-Institute Wattenmeerstation, Sylt) and 1 day in the Ho Bugt area. For more information see the Marine Geoscience flyer at the course hompage.

Learning Outcome

Sea floor processes, marine transport processes in shallow and deep water, marine environment and climate relations, palaeoceanography and practical experience in marine research methods. active offshore marine geoscience fieldwork


• identify strategies and methodologies, and to solve scientific problems in the marine geoscience research field

• demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of marine geosciences

• integrate theory, methodology, data and interpretation, and to demonstrate the ability to evaluate new information critically.


organize and carry out geographical or geological field work and to be able to analyze, evaluate, document and communicate the results of a scientific study.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent
The form of teaching is a combination of lectures and workshops and field work
There is room for 18 students on the course. 9 places have been pre-reserved for non-Danish and non-KU students. If there are more than 9 KU students applying for the course, places will be prioritized based on the following criteria:
1) Students enrolled in the M.Sc. programme in Geology-Geoscience/​Geography-Geoinformatics who have followed the competence course ‘Geophysics - Global seismology and potential fields’ or ‘Coastal, Estuarine and Fluvial Geoscience’
2) Students enrolled in the M.Sc. programme in Geology-Geoscience/​Geography-Geoinformatics with a signed Masters’ thesis contract. Those applicants with the most passed ECTS points at the time of application will be prioritized highest.
3) Other students enrolled in the M.Sc. programme in Geology-Geoscience/​Geography-Geoinformatics
Students shall pay for their own travel to and from Skallingen Laboratoriet as well as 700 DKK for food and lodgings.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Excursions
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 87
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Exam registration requirements
Active participation during the course at Skallingen is mandatory for passing the course.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes