NGEK11009U  Coastal, Estuarine and Fluvial Geoscience (1)

Volume 2013/2014
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geology and Geosciences

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field Coastal, Estuarine and Fluvial Geoscience

Learning Outcome

Dynamic processes, sediment transport and morphological response in coastal, estuarine and fluvial environments. This will include transport of both cohesive and non-cohesive sediments; Stratigraphy and formation of coastal and estuarine landscapes; Field-methods in sediment dynamics and marine studies; Coastal response to sea level fluctuations and climate change; Relative and numerical chronology; Palaeo-geographic reconstructions; Case-studies from different climatic zones.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.


identify and work out proposal for solving comlex geographical problems using theory, data and methods

conduct and carry out large scale field work, data collection and subsequent analyses

access own professional geographical skills in relation to other subjects

cooporate and work with people from other professions

 Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or Geology and Geosciences or equivalent
The form of teaching and work will be class teaching with active participation of students by means of student presentations and group-work.
This 7,5 ECTS course is constituted by block 1 of the 15 ECTS course "Coastal, Estuarine and Fluvial Geoscience (1 + 2)"
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Total
  • 206