Marine geological and geophysical mapping methods

Undergraduate 2nd year – 7.5 credits
Course code GG5101
Start Fall term period 1
Language: Swedish and English

The course addresses marine geological mapping with geophysical methods and sediment sampling. The course includes theories on the geophysical mapping methods applied, a field mapping component, geophysical data post-processing and geological interpretation. There is a specific focus on mapping of the unconsolidated seafloor sediments and bottom topography using acoustic methods including single and multibeam echosounders and side-scan sonar.

The schedule for HT17 (fall term) is now available at TimeEdit 

Course Director

Martin Jakonsson, Department of Geological SciencesMartin Jakobsson
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in Geology or Geoscience, where Geology 30 credits (GG2006) or equivalent must be included. Alternatively Geology 30 credits (GG2006), Mathematics for Geoscience 15 credits (MM1007) and Chemistry for Geoscientists 15 credits (KZ2003) or equivalent.


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Schedule HT2017

Course literature

consists of current scientific articles.


One written exam, and a written report from the field trip.

See also Syllabus.



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