Island of Texel, Netherlands

NIOZ Marine Masters Summer Course

when 7 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3.5 EC
fee EUR 455

NIOZ offers an annual Marine Masters Summer Course that gives insight into state-of-the-art marine research. This introductory, multidisciplinary course covers physics, chemistry, biology and geology as the pillars of oceanography, and offers practical research experience. It is hosted at NIOZ Texel, with the western Wadden Sea as hands-on research area.

Course leader

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Target group

The course is open to students with a BSc degree in studies related to oceanography from Dutch as well as foreign universities. BSc students who have completed their Bachelor course work, but have not yet obtained their degree, can also apply. The course is limited to 33 students. Applications by students in their first or second year of their master studies will be given priority in case there will be more applications than spots on the course. Proficiency in English is required.

Course aim

Learning objectives of the course are to:
•identify current topics in the marine sciences, ranging from marine biology, physical oceanography and marine chemistry to marine geology;
•identify and describe methods of sampling and observation commonly used in oceanography, including techniques and instruments used on research vessels;
•conduct a group-based research project using basic sampling techniques to collect data in the field, perform laboratory analyses, analyse and interpret obtained data and prepare a presentation of the results;
•present and discuss research results in a multidisciplinary framework.

Credits info

3.5 EC
NIOZ will inform the student's university about their participation in the course as well as the student's grade. Participation is rewarded with 3 - 4 ECTS, depending on university (ECTS will be granted by the student's university).

Fee info

EUR 455: A contribution of 455 EUR is charged for lodging and meals. There is no NIOZ scholarship or stipend for students who can't pay the course fee.