Intensive course: Solid Earth – Fluid Earth Interactions

11 - 15 May 2020 the Norwegian research school DEEP offers an online intensive PhD course of 5 ECTS credits on Solid Earth - Fluid Earth Interactions. Apply within 15 April 2020 through our online form

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This online intensive PhD course addresses topics like material recycling across the geospheres and how mantle dynamics, volcanism, plate tectonics influences long-term, global environmental and climatic changes.

After completing this course, you will have obtained fundamental knowledge of

  • formation and evolution of hydrosphere and atmosphere in relation to solid Earth.
  • boundary and interphase definitions (e.g., of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary) based on geophysical and mineralogical constraints.
  • how the Wilson cycle – the dispersion and formation of supercontinents – is manifested on Earth.
  • how various tectonic processes on continents and oceans (linked to sea-floor spreading, sedimentation and erosion, subduction, and volcanism) influence variations of global geochemical cycles.
  • links between mantle convection, dynamic topography and anomalous subsidence and uplift on continents and Oceans.
  • evolution of oceanic basins and long-term sea-level, oceanographic and climate variations.

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Time and place

The course is taught online through the program Zoom from 11 - 15 May 2020. 

Click here to see the full course schedule.


Carmen Gaina, director of CEED at University of Oslo, is the course responsible for GEO-DEEP9400. She will teach the course together with Adriano Mazzini, Henrik Svensen, Clint Conrad and others from CEED. In addition, she has invited excellent researchers within the field:

  • Petr Brož (Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
  • Karin Andreassen (CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate)
  • Matteo Lupi (University of Geneva)

Prior to the course

Prior to the course week, the students will receive course material and prepare for an obligatory presentation on a given topic. Course literature will be pre-selected and accessible to course participants in due time prior to the course.


  • Short presentation on a given topic
  • Home examination

Home examination occurs after the course week.


Apply within 15 April 2020 through our online form


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Published Jan. 29, 2020 10:47 AM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2021 12:34 PM