Marine Resources in Space and Time

Lecturers: Charlotte Kleint, Achim Kopf

Content:

Formation of marine mineral (phosphorite, evaporite etc.) and metal deposits (Mn-nodules and -crusts, seafloor massive sulfide deposits). The students further work self-determined on regional marine resources after having been introduced to the basic knowledge of resources (hydrocarbons, phosphorites and evaporites, mineral deposits and marine deposits on land).

Competences:

Students understand how marine deposits form
Students understand how and where marine deposits are preserved in the geological record
Students understand the connections between the magmatic, hydrothermal, and tectonic processes during ocean basin evolution (rifts and margins) and ocean basin closure (i.e. plate collision) and deposit formation.
Students have a comprehensive understanding of the distribution of marine resources on Earth


Assessment:

Oral presentation and term paper

Exam Form:

Seminarvortrag

Literature:

Will be provided during class.

Contents:

1st SWS: Lecture #1: Sedimentary resources
2nd SWS: Lecture #2: Evaporites, phosphorites, etc.
3rd SWS: Lecture #3: Hydrothermal ressources
4th SWS: Lecture #4: Mn nodules, crusts, tec.
5th SWS: Group discussion, planning of seminar
6th SWS: Group discussion, planning of seminar
7th SWS: Group discussion, planning of seminar
8th SWS: Group discussion, planning of seminar
9th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas
10th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas
11th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas
12th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas
13th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas
14th SWS: Seminar talks on regional/thematic areas



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