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Introduction to Marine Geology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Lisa McNeill
Academic year

Module overview

This course will cover the formation of ocean basins; the role of mid-ocean ridges in basin scale processes; structure and geological processes at continental margins; sedimentary processes within and on the boundaries of ocean basins; and the past history and impact of sea level change. In addition, methodologies will be covered including the principles and survey design considerations behind bathymetric, echo-sounder, side-scan sonar and seismic methods. Emphasis will be placed on the use of these techniques in both research-led and commercially-led environments. Experience collecting data at sea and practical analysis of example datasets will be included.