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BIO-8510 ARCTOS Marine ecological research cruise Spitsbergen and Barents Sea - 3 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Practical, cruise.

Course contents

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.

Application deadline

Registration deadline: October 30

Admission requirements

Maximum 5 participants.

Use this application form to register on the course and send it to Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at BFE Faculty, University of Tromsø:

Admission PhD Courses

Objective 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. Pass/fail.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request.