Training

  • Mapping technologies in coral reef environments: held in 2019,  entails an overview of the most advanced techniques used to collect elevation data in coral reef environments, spanning from traditional acoustic mapping (multibeam echo-sounder bathymetry and backscatter, shallow seismic reflection profiling) and seafloor imaging/sampling techniques (remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and grab sampling) to UAV and topographic surveys.
  • Seafloor Exploration Training Course: held since 2013, this is a 2-week course that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical, scientific, technological and operational aspects of seafloor exploration and surveying. It combines focused and intensive theoretical classes with hands-on practical sessions in the laboratory and on a research vessel. The course is organised together with Highland Geo Solution and GBT Offshore.
  • Study-units at Master's level:
    GSC5200 Geology I 
    OMS5001 Scientific Baseline of Oceanography
  • Study-units at undergraduate level:
    GSC1100 Geology 1 - Fundamentals of Geology
    GSC1400 IT Skills for Geoscientists (GIS)
    PHY3212 Science of the Ocean Floor
    PHY3217 Acoustic Remote Sensing and its Application in Marine Science
    BLH4010 Science and Materials Science for Conservation

The group also offers opportunities for research in marine geosciences at Master's and Ph.D. level. Interested students are invited to contact Aaron Micallef to discuss potential postgraduate projects.


https://www.um.edu.mt/research/mgss/training