The Grand excursion is the culmination (and for many participants, the graduation) of the Master of Geosciences program. It is aimed at students majoring in geology and mineralogy, but students majoring in geophysics may also participate. The field trip covers the geological and geodynamic evolution of a large region. In the field, formation processes and formation conditions of rocks, deposits and mountains are worked out together at representative outcrops and the observations are discussed with regard to plate tectonic and paleogeographic models.
During the two-day geophysical excursion, geophysically relevant (research) institutions in Germany or Central Europe are visited, which provide an insight into professional practice. The Geophysical Excursion is part of a module in the specialization Geophysics. However, interested students are welcome to join.
We visited the following institutions in the last years:
2017 Black Forest Observatory (BFO) and ESA Darmstadt.
2016 PTB Braunschweig and Konrad Shaft
2015 Geothermie Neustadt Glewe and Geomar Kiel
2014 Observatory Fürstenfeldbruck and Observatory Wettzell
2013 Black Forest Observatory (BFO) and Geothermie Soultz/Alsace
2012 Drop tower in Bremen and research vessel Polarstern