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Høst 2016

GEO-3151 Geo-seminar in energy and environment - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is available as a single course. This course is compulsory for students on the master's programme in energy, climate and environment who choose the study specialisation of either geothermal energy, fossile energy and carbon storage, seafloor environment or subseafloor environment and marine geohazards. The course is optional for students on the master's degree programme in geology.

Course contents

This research-oriented seminar includes in-depth discussions on selected contemporary topics in energy and environment, current technological developments and research directions, recent publications, etc. The course aims at fostering and developing scientific curiosity around the course theme and a critical reflection of representativeness, accuracy, reliability and importance of the data and results. The course consists of overview presentations, seminar presentations on selected topics given by the students, and a discussion about the topic prepared and led by the students. Thereby, the students will acquire skills in using scientific literature, being able to read, understand and discuss research by others, and learn how to present scientific results both in written form and orally.

Application deadline

Single course applicants from Nordic countries: 1st June.  Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 15th April.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme of study of at least three years duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other programme for basis of admission. Application code: 9371.

Objective of the course

The overall objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of contemporary topics in energy and environment with a major focus on geoscientific problems, e.g. sustainable energy production and consumption, unconventional and renewable energy sources, carbon capture and storage, or geoscientific methods in environmental assessment studies.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars.


Home assignment and an oral presentation of approximately 30 minutes duration. Grading scale: Pass/fail. There will not be arranged a re-sit exam for this course.

Recommended reading/syllabus

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