Unfortunately, the course is cancelled. New dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Graduate School will organize a short course (2 credits) of Paleoceanography lectured by Dr. Arto Miettinen, University of Helsinki.

Place:Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki

Paleoceanography is the study of the history of the oceans. It encompasses the aspects of oceanography, climatology, biology, chemistry and geology. The main sources of information are biogenic and inorganic marine sediments. Due to the ocean’s high heat capacity and its ability to transport energy, paleoceanographic research is also intimately linked to paleoclimatology.

The primary aim of the course is to help the students to understand the structure and dynamics of the ocean system and its role in the climate system. During the course, students will be introduced to the ocean dynamics (e.g.  ocean circulation, forcing factors, ocean-atmosphere interactions), research methods in paleoceanography, and paleoceanographic history of the North Atlantic, Nordic Seas and the Arctic Ocean.


Monday, 26 March:                                  13.15-15.00
Tuesday, 27 March:                                  10.15-12.00 and 13.15-15.00
Wednesday, 28 March:                           10.15-12.00 and 13.15-15.00
Thursday, 29 March:                                 10.15-12.00 and 13.15-15.00
Friday, 30 March:                                       10.15-12.00

The lecture room, final program and recommended reading will be announced later.

The course is full. No more students can be accepted.