NIGK19004U Marine Geoscience
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
Marine Geoscience is the integration of the disciplines of physical geography geomorphology, geology, geophysics and geobiochemistry. By applying a theoretical and practical approach, students will examine sedimentary and depositional transport processes and morphodynamics in shallow marine and near-coastal waters and formation of resulting submarine landforms. An important element of this interdisciplinary course is ship-based marine geoscientific field studies where students try basic as well as more advanced instrumentation, field measurements and data processing techniques.
Marine geomorphology, marine stratigraphy, marine and nearshore depositional environments, stratigraphy and architecture of marine landforms, marine and nearshore geomicrobiology, dynamic measurements of water coulmn properties, marine and coastal sediment coring and surface sampeling techniques, shallow seismic techeniques and sub-bottom imaging, echo sounder measurements, data processing techniques.
Ability to assess issues related to the sustainable management of marine arears as well being trained in the ability to analyse specific problems and scientific relations related to natural dynamics, sedimentary environments, bottom morphology and stratigraphy in shallow marine environments.
- use research equipment such as seismic devices, eco-sounders, ADCPs, current meters and sediment sample and coring techniques etc. commonly applied in marine geoscience studies.
- apply basic and advanced data processing techniques for simple analysis of dynamic data.
- evaluate strength and weaknesses of different marine geoscientific techniques and their related uncertainties.
Analysis, evaluate, discuss and apply methods, data and results to draw meaningful conclusions related to sediment dynamics, stratigraphy, bottom morphology, evolution and depositional controls of shallow marine and near-coastal sedimentary environments.
Please see the Absalon course page.
It is not allowed to pass both courses.
A maximum of 10 students can be enrolled in the course. The course is designed to student following the specielisation in Physical Geography at the the Geography and Geoinformatic MSc Programme and relevant specielisations at the Geology-Geoscience MSc Programme.
- Field Work
After the marks (passed or not passed) have been given, the students are encouraged to contact the course teachers and get a more thorough individual assessment.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten assignment to be handed in in week 34 in Digital Exam.
- 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 has not been fulfilled students must retake the course.
Re-examination is identical to the ordinary examination. A revised written assignment must be handed in in the re-exam week.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes.