PhD Course in Ecologically relevant oceanographic processes in the Northeastern Atlantic

  • Hátun, H. (Organiser)
  • Hammer, H. (Organiser)
  • Abrahamsen, H. (Participant)
  • Jacobsen, S. (Participant)
  • Østerø, S. L. (Participant)
  • á Fríðriksmørk Berbisá, M. (Participant)
  • Sara De Clerck (Participant)
  • Constanza Cappelli (Participant)
  • Paco Rodriguez-Tress (Participant)
  • Athanasios Kandylas (Participant)
  • Ramona Maja Mattmuller (Participant)
  • Amphornphan Palasai (Participant)
  • Jonathan Christensen (Participant)
  • Tahya Weiss-Gibbons (Participant)
  • Aislinn Borland (Participant)
  • Danielle Magann Grant (Participant)
  • Taraneh Westergerling (Participant)
  • Sølvará, A. (Organiser)

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This Advanced Course provides a thorough introduction to the oceanography of the Northeastern Atlantic, with emphasis on physical drivers of ecological processes, and focus on the waters off and on the Faroe shelf.

Through lectures, hands-on work onboard the new research vessel, R/V Jákup Sverri, and assessment of scientific literature and data, a team of ~ 13 prominent lecturers will cover key oceanographic features in the Northeastern Atlantic (e.g. thermohaline circulation, gyre circulation systems, principal atmospheric drivers, nutrient upwelling and ocean-shelf interactions) and how changes in this system impact ecologically important species from all trophic levels. After the course, you will be able to i) describe the characteristics of main biogeographical zones in the subpolar North Atlantic, ii) extract, process and analyze data from physical oceanographic models and iii) discuss your research topic in both a climate variability (natural) and in a climate change (anthropogenic) perspective.
Period21 Aug 20231 Sept 2023
Event typeCourse
LocationTórshavn, Faroe IslandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational