Margin Systems and Extreme Environments

EMBC+ MODULE 1: Understanding the structure and function of Marine Biodiversity
semester: 
1
institute: 
ects: 
5

Several extreme and margin marine environments will be dealt with in an holistic manner in order to get a better understanding of their evolutionary history and their system functioning at different integrated levels.
The structure, evolution and genesis of volcanic and rifted margin systems will be dealt with. Also systems like Central Arctic, Southern sea, abyssal and hadal environments and hydrothermal vents will be discussed
Also aspects of environmental assessment of deep-water economic exploitation on margin (deep offshore exploration, cable and pipeline routing, deep-water trawling) are considered, in addition to new technological developments in deep-sea research

keywords: 
Deep sea, ocean margins, polar seas, ecosystem functioning, biogeochemistry, biology, geology
initial: 

Basics in marine biology, geology, chemistry and oceanography

final: 

This discipline contributes to a multidisciplinar training of a marine and lacustrine scientist