Spurred by urgent scientific and social questions, ranging from environmental concerns to the origin and evolution of the planet, the geosciences are experiencing a remarkable growth and provide excellent career opportunities in a broad range of modern fields in the geosciences, such as geochemistry, geophysics, and oceanography. The Geosciences program covers challenging topics such as:
• Global change
• Water, energy and mineral resources
• Environmental consequences of anthropogenic activities
• Exploring the secrets of the ocean.
Apart from lectures in different fields of geosciences, including oceanography, geochemistry and applied geophysics, a unique component of the program is the field research that includes observational studies on land or on research vessels at sea. A well equipped geochemistry laboratory offers all tools to investigate the composition of geological and biological material, including rocks, sediments, soils, seawater, freshwater, and plant and animal tissues. An ocean laboratory offers access to different experimental facilities and direct access to online-controlled long term deep sea laboratories. For numerical simulations of the often complex processes and their interactions a computing centre (CLAMV) for data visualization and simulations constitutes a virtual laboratory for researchers on the campus.
Prof. Michael Bau (Geochemistry)
Prof. Andrea Koschinsky (Geochemistry)
Prof. Laurenz Thomsen (Oceanography)
Prof. Vikram Unnithan (Geophysics)
Prof. Jelle Bijma (Oceanography)
Prof. Rüdiger Gerdes (Oceanography)
There is a wide range of career opportunities open to geoscience graduates, for example at universities and research institutes, environmental agencies, government agencies, within the hydrocarbons, mining/quarrying and civil engineering industries.
Things that Earth scientists do include:
• basic research
• search for min