The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main fields of marine biogeochemistry and climate, notably chemical oceanography, biological oceanography, marine biogeosciences as related to the carbon cycle, and climate research. Participants get to know key research areas of the AWI. The programme is multidisciplinary, i.e. all disciplines will be discussed as components of an integrated system. Students present and discuss their own field of research in relation to global change.
Topics covered include:
- Chemical properties of seawater and ocean carbonate chemistry
- The marine carbon cycle and the biological pump
- Biology of polar oceans, foodweb ecology, impact of global change
- Climate variability and climate change
- Including a visit of AWI Ice laboratory!
We recommend participation in this course to all PhD students in marine sciences. Ideally, you take this course at the beginning of your PhD. Master students and young postdocs who have a general interest in the topic of marine biogeosciences are equally welcome.