The Tectonic and Sedimentary History of Svalbard

The course uses published research from Svalbard combined with visiting key sites in the field to introduce students to this unique geological history “book, which also provides onshore access to formations equivalent to the subsurface in the Barents Sea.

In the Svalbard Archipelago there is a well-developed and well exposed stratigraphic record that comprises Precambrian, Late Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic strata. The sedimentary rock record on Svalbard comprises siliciclastic rocks, carbonates and evaporates and we study a rift-basin setting, a foreland basin setting and the fold and thrust belt. 

60 ECTS within general natural science, of which 30 ECTS within the field of geology/geosciences

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.10.2014
ECTS credits15.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEarth sciencePhysical science (others)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagssvalbardbarents seaprecambianpalaeozoiccenozoicsiliclastic rockscarbonates
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