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Summer course

Nordic field course in Geobiology

Iceland, with its unique situation on a mid-ocean ridge, is an ideal natural laboratory for the study of the interface between the geosphere and the biosphere.

Photo:
Antonio Garcia-Moyano

This summer a group of Nordic geobiology researchers collaborated to hold a field course in geobiology in Iceland.

Supported by a NordPlus initiative the course was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 1. - 12. August 2011

Iceland, with its unique situation on a mid-ocean ridge, and with countless hot springs and other geothermal features teeming with life, constitutes an ideal natural laboratory for the study of the interface between the geosphere and the biosphere.

It is hoped that such a course can be held regularly to support the growing community of geobiology researchers.

The course is intended for MSc and PhD students (5 ETCS).

It will include lectures, field trips as well as practical exercises designed to introduce the students to standard {#1F}field and laboratory techniques used in microbiology, molecular ecology, biogeochemistry and geology.

You can find more information about the course, programme, instructors etc. here: http://www.sdu.dk/summercourse/geobiology

It is hoped that another course will be held summer 2012.

Norwegian students who are interested in participating in this course should contact Ingunn.Thorseth@geo.uib.no.

Other students should check the web site.

The pictures shown here are courtesy of course instructor Antonio Garcia-Moyano. They were taken during the course held summer 2011.

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