05-MMG-MR2 Deep-Sea Resources

Representative Wolfgang Bach

Learning Contents:

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).

Learning Outcomes, Targeted Competencies:

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

Course Type 1: Lecture, Exercise, Seminar (L+E+S) 4.0 SWS ( 56.0 h)

Tutorial(s): -


56.0 h presence time
68.0 h self-study
56.0 h exam workload

180 h total workload

Exam Type:

module exam


exam elements: 1
SL: 0

100 % seminar paper


literature recherche is part of the students achievement.