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1.2.2020 at 00:01 - 30.3.2020 at 23:59


Students of the Petrology and Economic Geology study track of the MSc Programme in Geology and Geophysics.

B.Sc. in geosciences

Advanced igneous petrology P2021

Deepening of petrographic observation and field work skills and understanding of the processes and tools of modern bedrock mapping and learning to apply them to a real mapping project.

Learning the structure, elements, contents, and writing procedures of a bedrock mapping report and practicalities of how to draft a bedrock map. Learning the practical usage of a bedrock mapping GIS-software and familiarization with the basics of working with bedrock observation databases.

Learning to manage, plan, and divide field work and duties in a small group and project environment.

In 2020 the field part of the course is organized from May 18th to 30th. There will be one preliminary lecture on a date that will be announced later.

The course is organized as a two-week field course during which the students will take part in an active bedrock mapping project ran by the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK). The course is organized in collaboration with GTK and three other Finnish universities (Universities of Turku and Oulu and Åbo Akademi). GTK is responsible for most of the field logistics and provides most working materials. The 2020 course will be organized in the Leppävirta-Kotalahti area in Northern Savonia (Pohjois-Savo).

100% attendance on the field course and completion of all assigned tasks, including course reporting are required. The course includes a short briefing and a small pre-assignment before the field course.

Contact teaching in the field and field base

The course is graded on the general scale: fail–pass.

There are usually 5–6 slots available for students of the MSc Programme in Geology and Geophysics on the course. Criteria for qualification in case of more applicants is primarily the amount of credits gained in (and secondarily the grades of) advanced studies in the study register at the time of course registration.

Registration to the course is open in WebOodi from Feb 1st to March 30th and the applicants will be screened after the registration ends. Results of the screening will be communicated to all applicants on April 6th.

The participating students are expected to cover a part of their accommodation and living costs during the course (typically ca. 250–300 €). The MSc programme covers transportation costs to the field area and back. Specifics of course contents and logistics are communicated in more detail to the participants later on.

11 mapping days, due contribution to final report

University lecturer Aku Heinonen

BSc degree in geosciences or equivalent is required to participate on the course.

Completion of the advanced petrology courses (igneous GEOM_P2021 and metamorphic GEOM_P2023) is highly recommended before taking this course.

The student is expected to have some field work experience (e.g, the field courses included in the BSc degree from UH) before taking this course.