spring 2017
BIO-8510 ARCTOS Marine ecological research cruise Spitsbergen and Barents Sea - 3 ECTS

Sist endret: 28.03.2017

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: December 10.

Application deadline for other applicants: December 1.

Type of course

Practical, cruise.

Admission requirements

Maximum 5 participants.PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student, or a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. PhD students are exempt from semester fee.

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9304.

Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

Course content

The course runs each second year and is based upon cruises with FF Helmer Hansen to the waters around Spitsbergen and the Barents Sea. The main subject will be winter ecology of the Arctic Ocean. Research questions relevant to the ARCTOS network will be studied in groups. The course also opens up for individual students to obtain necessary samples for their PhD work. The course is dependent on the availability of the vessel. Please contact ARCTOS for more information or send a message describing your interests and needs to Jørgen Berge.

Objectives of the course

Provide the students with insights into scientific sampling methods and sampling protocols.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The students will carry out their own research projects as part of the cruise. The projects need to be approved by the cruise leader, and needs to be integrated into the general cruise plan.


Individual cruise reports (10-20 pages) mandatory after each cruise. Grade: Pass/fail.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request.
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  • Emnekode: BIO-8510