Sea-floor Geology University of Bordeaux
- Research techniques used in marine geology - Morphological marine geological structures (mid-ocean ridges,subduction zones, passive margins, oceanic basins, oceanic islands andplateaus). - Geodynamics and petrogenetic processes. - Marine sediments (clastic, biogenic and authigenic) - This module is part of the interdisciplinary first semester andalso aims to demonstrate trough examples that marine geology is partof oceanography. - Field studies on marine sediment deposits (1,5 days). - Computer lab on marine data processing (in relationship with dataacquisition on an oceanographic research vessel).
- Correct written and oral competencies in English. - Knowledge of basic software (e.g. word, Excel). - Bachelor degree level knowledge in Earth and/or Life Sciences, orPhysics, or Chemistry.
> First Session: - 2 reports (marine data processing and field studies report): 50% ofoverall mark. - 1 written exam of 1.5 h (50% of the overall mark). > Second Session: - Marks of the reports are retained (50%). - 1 written exam of 1.5 h OR an oral exam (50% of the overall mark).The students needs a mark of 100/200 to validate this module.
- Lectures concern theoretical aspects of geological oceanographythat must be known and understood by students from a largedisciplinary panel. The main idea is to analyze marine geologicalstructures, rocks and sediments from the system to sample scales. - Field studies: present-day sedimentation and Miocene marinesedimentary rocks.
> 51 hours of face-to-face teaching: - 7 lectures of 3 hours (21 hours), - 3 computer labs of 3 hours - marine data processing (9 hours), - 9 hours of field work around the Arcachon lagoon and Bordeaux (Miocene sedimentary marine formations). > 1 written exam (1.5 hour). > 120 hours self-study (60 hours of private reading, 30 hours of writing assessment (report on marine data processing and field studies report).
Online Course Requirement
Duration: 12 weeks (Fall Semester)Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching; Computer lab; Field studies; Personal work
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