2022 GEOMAR-CREATE Seafloor Mapping School
The GEOMAR-CREATE Seafloor Mapping School provides intensive introductory training in seafloor geology and remote predictive geological mapping techniques. Students are introduced to data compilation and integration, accessing data repositories, how to process different data sets such as multibeam bathymetry and geophysical data, how to set up map projects in ArcMap (ArcPro or QGIS) with the relevant data management tools and editors, and how to interpret the compiled data in terms of the geological attributes of the seafloor. Students learn how to construct a geological map legend, create relevant map layers, including regional time-stratigraphic models, and undertake geodynamic reconstructions of large areas of the oceans. The first four days of the Mapping School are an introduction to marine geology and seabed mapping. The remaining 5-6 days consist of practical exercises, lectures, and discussions.
Key learning outcomes include: GIS proficiency, understanding data archives and network protocols, seabed mapping technologies and applications, data processing, navigation, geophysical and geological data interpretation for seabed mapping, and applications in hazards, resources and MPA management.
The course is a core element of the iMAGE-CREATE student exchange, which consists of 2 weeks orientation and discussion of their individual research projects plus 2 weeks in the Mapping School and initiation of their Capstone Mapping project.
For SEA-EU and Kiel University students this graded course yields 5 ECTS. Successful participation requires students to complete the obligatory assignments during/after the course, e.g. creation of a training map, group work, finalized mapping project with a written report, etc..
Course Type: On-line lectures and practical exercises with GIS. Independent work on the mapping project and report writing is expected.
Participation: 20 students, 10 days x 8 hrs/day.
Dates: 17th-28th October 2022