The AMGG Marine geology and geophysics cruise (GEO-8144) will take you on a cruise in the waters of Svalbard, Northern Norway the Fram Strait or the Arctic Ocean. “Hot” international research topics and research questions relevant to AMGG will be studied in groups.

The course will revolv around the topics of ocean water masses, sea-ice melting, sea-ice build up and brine formation; the dynamics of the ocean floor and its subsurface; fluid flow escape features; marine geohazards, modern and fossil ecosystems; paleoceanography, paleoclimate and glacial history.

This course will provide a stimulating mix of fieldwork, lectures, and tutorials, supported by computer-aided learning, and independent study. Modern instruments for acquisition of acoustic data and sediment sampling will be demonstrated, including i.e. multibeam echo sounder; piston and multi core systems. Following discussions in the trainee school and specific preparation for specific topics, the students will have daily lectures on board, obtain supervision during the field work and have continuous, daily discussions about the obtained results. The focus of the cruise changes slightly from year to year and is interlinked with the AMGG workshop, so you should attend both!


To take PhD courses you need to have at least a master’s degree or equivalent.

PhD students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway register for the course through StudentWeb . Registrations for the spring semester starts December 1st, unless an earlier date is specified in the application deadline.

External applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Registrations for the spring semester starts October 1st.

All external applicants have to attach a confirmation of their status as a PhD student from their home institution. Students who hold a Master of Science degree, but are not yet enrolled as a PhD-student have to attach a copy of their master’s degree diploma. These students are also required to pay the semester fee.

The course has a limited capacity of students, depending on the places available onboard the ship. If there are more applicants than available places in the course, students will be prioritized in the following order:

1. PhD students at the PhD program in Science at UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø
2. PhD students at other PhD programs at UiT – The Arctic University of Tromsø
3. PhD students at other universities

Application deadline: Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway: February 1st.

Application deadline for external applicants: December 1st.

The department page also holds more information on their webpage.

From the AMGG 2017 cruise