Intensive course: Solid Earth – Fluid Earth Interactions

02 - 06 May 2022 the Norwegian research school DEEP offers an hybrid intensive PhD course of 5 ECTS credits on Solid Earth - Fluid Earth Interactions. 

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This 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.
  • large igneous provinces and hydrothermal vents
  • geothermal-hybrid systems and sedimentary volcanism
  • Extraplanetary sedimentary volcanism

Click here for the full course description.

Time and place

The course is taught hybrid (both in-person at UiO / CEED and online through Zoom) from 02 - 06 May 2022.


Carmen Gaina, former director of CEED at University of Oslo, and Adriano Mazzini, researcher at CEED, are the course responsible for GEO-DEEP9400. Lectures will be delivered by:

  • Dr. Adriano Mazzini (CEED)
  • Prof. Carmen Gaina (QUT, CEED)
  • Prof. Clint Conrad (CEED)
  • Prof. Grigorii G. Akhmanov (MSU, Russia) 
  • Dr. Hans Jorgen Kjol (GEO) 
  • Prof. Henrik Svensen (CEED)
  • Prof Karen Mair (GEO)
  • Prof. Karin Andreassen (CAGE, UiT) 
  • Prof. Matteo Lupi (UNIGE, Switzerland)
  • Dr. Morgan Jones (CEED)
  • Dr. Olivier Galland (PGP)
  • Dr. Petr Brož, (CAS, Czech Republic) 
  • Prof. Reidar Tronnes (CEED)
  • Prof. Sverre Planke (CEED) 
  • Prof. Valerie Maupin (CEED) 
  • Dr. Valentina Magni (CEED)

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 20 March 2022 through our online form  


For more information about the course please contact: 

Published Jan. 29, 2020 10:47 AM - Last modified Mar. 30, 2022 2:46 PM