Summer School In Coastal and Marine Geology

Two thirds of the world’s population lives within 50 km of the coastline. Therefore, coastal zones and shelf seas play an important role with respect to climate variability and human activities. Ongoing global climatic change is evidenced by sea-level-rise and by increase in the frequency and intensity of storms. Together with intensive human use of resources and habitation we observe rapid reorganization and often deterioration in the coastal zone and adjacent shallow seas.


Under the agreement on scientific and training cooperation, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Kiel University and Hamburg University conducted a summer school in “Coastal and Marine Geology” from 7th – 17th September 2015. The course was designed to provide insights into modern strategies and scientific techniques in coastal and marine research. The eleven day course shaped by various lecturers from Kiel University, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology and Hamburg university with acknowledged expertise in their field.

Participants attended this class are graduate/PhD. Students and young researchers from Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, Hue Universty, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Institute of Geosciences, Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Marine Natural Resources and Environment Survey Center, Marine Geology Division, etc.

The course is comprised of lectures and practical work in the laboratory and in the field. At the end of the program, the learners have accumulated valuable experience and skills in coastal and marine research by application of new approaches, integrated/modern methodology and advanced equipments.

Images showing activities of the course:

Discussion and group working in class


 Studying Tidal flat and Ecosystem evolution at the Red River Mouth


Onsite training: Impacts of human activities on erosion along the Nam Dinh coast


 Closing the course and certificate award





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