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Lifelong learning – 7.5 credits
Course code GG1005
Start Fall term period 1
Language: English
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Oceans cover more than 70% of our planet’s surface, yet they are scarcely known. The course offers an introduction to different circulation patterns, sediment types, environments and organisms in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Seas. Included is also a visit to the Askö field station of the Marine Research Centre. We will travel on the research vessel of the Marine Research Station, core sediments from the bottom of the Baltic Sea and study the instruments which are commonly used by researchers. Thereby we will obtain a deeper insight into the oceanographic, sedimentological and ecological conditions which are specific for the Baltic Sea.

Course director

Martin JakobssonMartin Jakobsson
Department of Geological Sciences
Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm

Admission requirements

General entry requirements, but most of all an interest for those 2/3 of the Earth’s surface which are covered by water.

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Course schedule & syllabus

The course is given every year during the autumn term (2016, 2017, etc) – with approximately 10 evening lectures.

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Syllabus in Swedish, valid from Spring 2011

Course literature and material

Authors: Trujillo & Thurman, 2013
Essentials of Oceanography
Pearson New International Edition, 11th Edition
ISBN-10 1-292-04978-2, ISBN-13 978-1-292-04978-6, e-book
ISBN-10 1-292-04100-5, ISBN-13 978-1-292-04100-1, print
Warning: Make sure to buy the international edition. The US/Canadian version will cost twice as much for the same information!
Earlier versions of the book can also be used.

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Course excursion

The course field trip will take place at the Askö research station.
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Form of examination

is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:
A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.