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Marine biogeochemistry

University of Bergen

24 months
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University of Bergen's Master's programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with specialization in Marine biogeochemistry gives the student a deep understanding of the distribution of the chemical components of the ocean, the cycling of key components, which chemical/biological/geological processes influencing the cycling, and how the cycles are coupled to climate and climate changes.

Overview

Key facts

University of Bergen's Master's programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with specialization in Marine biogeochemistry provides a broad foundation and good understanding of current issues in the field. The study examines the distribution of chemical components into the ocean, their residence time and the ways in which they are transported. The student gets an overview of how different processes influence the chemistry of the ocean, including the role of vertical mixing, advection, biological processes and gas exchange between the air-sea interface. The study also discusses the use of chemical tracer elements to quantify the mixing processes in the ocean. Based on the natural cycling of carbon, the program addresses the link to climate and climate change and it analyses the human influence through changes in the ocean uptake of carbon dioxide and ocean acidification.

Programme Structure

The candidate

  • can explain different chemical cycles in the ocean; e.g. carbon, oxygen, nutrients, silica, and trace elements such as iron
  • is able to understand how these cycles are influenced by biogeochemical processes such as ocean circulation, biological processes, air-sea gas exchange and riverine input
  • can explain how changes in the cycles are related to global change in past, present and future climates
  • masters statistical methods and mathematical numeric modelling or chemical analytical work (depending on the Master's thesis topic chosen)
  • is able to explain the main features of Marin biogeochemistry and related subjects such as physical oceanography, meteorology and climate, and has a thorough knowledge of a specialized topic in Marin biogeochemistry
  • can use and is aware of the possibilities and limitations of the most common instruments in Marin biogeochemistry and has the ability to carry out related data analyses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master programme in Meteorology and Oceanography with specialization in Marin Biogeochemistry requires a bachelor degree with 110 ECTS specialization from the Bachelor degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics or the Bachelor degree in Meteorology and Oceanography, or equivalent.
  • Bachelor degree in Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics, Bachelor degree in Meteorology and Oceanography

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
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