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Biogeochemical cycles in the sea

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: MAR210
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21903
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course deals with the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silicon in a global oceanic perspective. The chemical, biological and physical aspects of the cycles are discussed. The course includes deep-sea circulation, gas exchange between atmosphere and oceans, biological production, the biological pump, and the budgets of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silicon including the role of sediments. The calcium carbonate cycle, and the relationship between the carbon cycle and the climate are discussed. The course has a modeling focus.

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 90 credits within natural science, including 15 credits in chemistry and the course BIO120 Ecology and Evolution, Basic Course, 15 credits, or equivalent.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Barbara Casari
Contact form
031 - 786 3763
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B


Department of Marine Sciences
Box 461
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B

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