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Høst 2019

GEO-8145 Arctic marine geology and geophysics workshop - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for geovitenskap

Type of course

This course is available for Ph.D. students only.

Course contents

The AMGG trainee school attempts to give more thrust to marine geological/geophysical research, to enhance international cooperation, integration, and visibility of Norway's contribution to research in the Arctic. The research of AMGG focuses on the development of Arctic continental margins including genesis of glacigenic sediments; geo-hazards, paleoclimate & paleoceanography, energy and environment; tectonics and structural geology. The main study area is the fjords and continental margin off Svalbard, northern Norway, the Barents Sea, the Arctic Ocean and east Greenland margin. AMGG aim to arrange at least one new workshop every year on a relevant research topic, to keep students up-to-date on Arctic marine geological/geophysical research.

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: September 1st

Application deadline for other applicants is June 1st for autumn semester and December 1st for spring semester. Application code 9303 in Søknadsweb.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Registered PhD student at a university.

Ph.d.-students from other universities than UiT must upload a confirmation of their PhD student status fromtheir home institution.

Please note: the workshop is often in correlation with the cruise GEO-8144, sometimes participation in the cruise is a requirement.

Objective of the course

The course will give an overview of relevant topics in Arctic marine geology and geophysics.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

15-25 lectures will be given in each workshop by AMGG scientists and invited specialists, in addition to discussions and seminars. A workshop lasts for about 5 days.


A written report from the workshop (about 10 pages long) and a home assignment on a given subject (about 10 pages long).

Grading scale: Pass/fail.

Participation in one workshop is required to gain credits from this course.