GeoSource – Webinar in hydrogeology Aug/Sept 2021

The webinar in hydrogeology gives students an introduction to groundwater and its relation to human activities in two different contexts; the fjords of Norway and the lowlands of Eastern Amazonia (Brazil). The webinar is organized in the frame of the Norway-Brazil cooperation project GeoSource

Photo: Banner illustration of  the GeoSource network

Detailed webinar information:

Introduction to hydrogeology with case studies in Norway and Brazil

  • Place:  UFPA and UiO, with the possibility to attend remotely (online)
  • Time:  Thursday 26th August to Thursday 2nd September 2021
  • Length:  25 hours, six (6) days. From 13:15 to 17:00 for UiO students, and from 08:15 to 12:00 for UFPA students

Target students: Master students from UFPA (PPGG and/or PPGCA) and Master students from UiO. Maximum number of students: 16 (8 from UFPA and 8 from UiO)

By attending at least 80% of all sessions and presenting the practical assignment, students obtain a certificate of attendance.

Apply for the webinar using Nettskjema (deadline 19. August)

 

Webinar content

This 6-days online webinar gives students an introduction to groundwater and its relation to human activities in two different contexts; the fjords of Norway and the lowlands of Eastern Amazonia (Brazil). The webinar is organized in the frame of the Norway-Brazil cooperation project GeoSource.

Students from Norway and Brazil work together, online, in a practical assignment related to a real case of groundwater management. Students who complete this webinar will have priority to attend the field-course in Pará (Brazil), in 2022 if they are still active students.

Guest talks from three Brazilian researchers and two Norwegian researchers take place in the two first days of this webinar. These are open events. Details on the contents of the talks and how to register will come closer to the events' date.

Learning outcome

After completing the webinar, you are able to:

  • Describe the hydrogeological properties of two areas in Norway and Brazil
  • Analyse and discuss hydrogeological datasets in an international context, with Brazilian students
  • Give a co-authored oral presentation on a real case problem of groundwater management

Admission to the webinar

The number of students in the webinar is limited to 8. Students at the Master programmes at the Department of Geosciences, UiO are prioritized and ranked in the admission as follows:

  1. Students presently enrolled (or who have completed) the course GEO4190 Hydrogeology,
  2. Students in the MSc programme in Geosciences, programme option Environmental Geoscience
  3. Students in the MSc programme in Geosciences, programme option Geohazards and Geomechanics
  4. Students in all the other programme options at the MSc programme in Geosciences at the Department of Geosciences
  5. Other master students at the MN faculty and MN single-course students (Master’s level)
  6. If more than 8 applicants fulfil these admission criteria, the admission will be based on a first come first served basis

Sessions

6-days online webinar with a total of 25 hours. 3 guest talks from Brazilian researchers, and 2 guest talks from Norwegian researchers. 19 hours dedicated to the practical assignment, focusing on a real case problem of groundwater management. The practical assignment is done in groups of 2 plus 2 students from the UiO and the UFPA (Federal University of Pará), with the supervision of a teacher at UiO and UFPA.

All sessions (guest talks, practical assignment and oral presentation) are done remotely, from 13:15 to 17:00 (local time in Norway), and 08:15 to 12:00 (local time in Pará, Brazil). These sessions take place during 6 days, and the language of communication is English.

Attendance at the first session is compulsory. Students who fail to meet are considered to have withdrawn from the webinar unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (studieinfo@geo.uio.no).

Completion of the webinar

In the last session, students give an oral presentation done as part of a work group (2 plus 2 students, from the UiO and the UFPA). This is done in English only.

By attending at least 80% of all sessions and giving the oral presentation of the practical assignment students obtain a certificate of attendance.

Published Apr. 13, 2021 9:43 AM - Last modified May 19, 2021 2:32 PM