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Høst 2018

GEO-3128 Marine geohazards - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

This course is available as a single course.

Course contents

The course deals with marine geological processes that can pose a threat to human life and/or installations at sea, on land, and in the atmosphere. These processes includes topics such as slope stability and submarine slides, fluids in the subsurface (e.g. pockmarks, mud volcanoes, gas hydrates, CO2-storage, blowouts) and tsunamis generated from earthquakes (faults) and submarine slides. Examples from these topics are further explored through practical exercises.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the fall semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 15 April for the fall semester.

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 course aims to provide an understanding of geological hazards in the marine environment.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and exercises.


4 hours written examination.

Grading scale: Letter grades A-F, whereof F is fail.

Admittance to the examination requires approved exercises.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for students who do not pass the examination for this course.

Date for examination

Written test 05.12.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Available from teacher on request.
Lectures Autumn 2018
First attendance:
Lectures/exercises prof. Jan Sverre Laberg
prof. Stein Bondevik