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International Advanced PhD Course On Ecologically Relevant Oceanographic Processes In The Northeastern Atlantic (Deadline 29 May)

Application Deadline: 9:00, 29 May 2023

This Advanced Course provides a thorough introduction to the oceanography of the Northeastern Atlantic, with emphasis on physical drivers of ecological processes, and focus on the waters off and on the Faroe shelf.

Through lectures, hands-on work onboard the new research vessel, R/V Jákup Sverri, and assessment of scientific literature and data, a team of ~ 13 prominent lecturers will cover key oceanographic features in the Northeastern Atlantic (e.g. thermohaline circulation, gyre circulation systems, principal atmospheric drivers, nutrient upwelling and ocean-shelf interactions) and how changes in this system impact ecologically important species from all trophic levels. After the course, you will be able to i) describe the characteristics of main biogeographical zones in the subpolar North Atlantic, ii) extract, process and analyze data from physical oceanographic models and iii) discuss your research topic in both a climate variability (natural) and in a climate change (anthropogenic) perspective.

6 ECTS Credits

Time and place

August 21 to September 1, 2023 at the University of the Faroe Islands and the Faroe Marine Research Institute (FAMRI), both located in the heart of Tórshavn – the capital.


D. students and recent postdocs. PhD students and Postdocs associated with the program Marine Research In the North Atlantic Ocean (MARI-NAO, see will be prioritized if space is limiting.

Registration – now open!

Please submit your application to Research Enterprise Unit at the University (email: [email protected]) by May 29, 2023.

More information here

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