Geoscientific Project

Lecturers: Tilo von Dobeneck


In this module, students shall develop attractive geoscientific project ideas individually or in small teams, which they subsequently realize over 10-12 weeks time, document in a written report, and present in an oral colloquium presentation. Among possible project forms are e.g. mapping and field projects, technical and method developments, school, public, and media projects, as well as geoscientific engagements at companies, authorities and organizations. Participants independently establish contacts with potential project partners and supervisors, acquire new professional and management competences, demonstrate creativity and organization skills, and widen their horizons and career options.


1) Design, realize, document and present a professional geoscientific project following own conceptions or agreements with project partners
2) Establish contacts and cooperations with companies, authorities, organisations or research institutions in Germany or abroad
3) Develop new competences in scientific methods, project design and planning, decision-making, communication and management, that are beneficial for later career
4) Gain insights into the project scenarios of fellow students and learn from their experiences by participating in several of the five yearly project report colloquia


Colloquium presentation (50%) and written project report (50%)

Exam Form:



1) Guidelines on the realization of the „Geoscientific Project“ for the master programs „Geosciences“ and „Marine Geosciences“, Faculty of Geosciences, University of Bremen


The next colloquium for project presentations will take place on February 21, 2023. The deadline for registrations is February 6, 2023.


1st teaching week: Information meetings on Geoscientific Project requirements (January and June)
2nd teaching week: 1st annual report colloquium for Geoscientific Projects (December)
3rd teaching week: 2nd annual report colloquium for Geoscientific Projects (February)
4th teaching week: 3rd annual report colloquium for Geoscientific Projects (May)
5th teaching week: 4th annual report colloquium for Geoscientific Projects (September)
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