Modules & Module Handbook



1.1 Marine sediments and polar sedimentation processes; CP 3
1.2 Methods in marine geosciences; CP  2
1.3 Methods of seafloor mapping; CP 1
1.4 Ocean basins: morphology, tectonic structure and dynamics; CP 2
1.5 Marine geotechnology; CP 1


2.1 Oceanographic measurements and data analysis; CP 0.5
2.2 Atmosphere - sea ice - ocean interaction in polar regions; CP 2
2.3 Ocean currents; CP 1.5
2.4 Ocean waves; CP 1.5
2.5 Basics of physical oceanography; CP 1
2.6 Tides in the ocean; CP 0.5
2.7 Coastal ocean dynamics; CP 2


3.1 Biodiversity in marine and polar ecosystems; CP 1
3.2 Biological oceanography of pelagic ecosystems, principles, examples, future scenarios and modelling; CP 1
3.3 Biology and ecology of the seafloor fauna (benthos) of coastal and polar oceans; CP 2
3.4 Introduction to the polar ecology and sea-ice ecology; CP 0.5
3.5 Geoecology of polar regions and impacts on ecosystems; 2 CP
3.6 Biology and ecosystem modeling; 1,5 CP
3.7 Ecological regulation and utilisation of marine natural resources in polar regions 1 CP

 M4 4.1 Economic and social geography of the Arctic;  CP 0.5
4.2 Living resources in the Arctic environment and their use; CP 1.5
4.3 Mineral resources; CP 1
4.4 Hydrocarbon resources; CP 3.5
4.5 Processing and analysis of geophysical data; CP 2.5

 M5 5.1 Statistical analysis of spatial data (Geostatistics); CP 0.5
5.2 Eutrophication, monitoring, assessments, management; CP 2
5.3 Marine Environmental Law; CP 1.5
5.4 Engineering in the Coastal Zone and numerical modelling of Coastal Processes; CP 1.5
5.5 Modern approaches towards environment management: co-management; CP 0.5
5.6 Indigenous population and industrial development in Arctic areas: impact assessment and sustainable development strategies; CP 1.5
5.7 Integrated water management systems for the Arctic and sub-arctic regions; CP 0.5
5.8 Decision support tools and forecasting; CP 1
 M6 6.1 Periglacial environment systems and climate change; CP 3
6.2 Glaciers and ice caps; CP 1
6.3 Cryogenic processes, cryosols, geochemical cycles in polar regions; CP 3
6.4 Periglacial water bodies, river runoff and  basic types of anthropogenic influence on water bodies of polar land;  CP 2

 Core CM.1 Soft skills; CP 1
CM.2 History of polar research; CP 0.5
CM.3 Introduction into usage of online scientific information; CP 0.5
CM.4 Introduction GIS, soft skills and rules of good scientific practice; CP 1
CM.5 Field practice implemented in a student project incl. presentation at the POMOR student conference; CP 3

 Module Handbook 2019