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Dates / time: January 11-12 (Mon-Tue), 2016, 9 am to 5 pm.

Location: University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography (Kumpula campus, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2, Helsinki, Finland)

Course topics: An overview of the course topics and all course materials can be found on the course GitHub repository

Target audience: Geology and geophysics students and researchers.

Expected skills:

  • Basic knowledge of tectonic processes
  • Interest and/or experience with computer programming (programming experience not required)
  • Conceptual understanding of calculus and differential equations

Course format: Alternating hands-on use of modelling software and related topical lectures.


  • Maximum number of participants is 18
  • Preference will be given to students and those participating in the Nordic Geological Winter Meeting
  • (Update 21/10/2015) Maximum number of participants now reached – course registration has closed.

Price: 0 € for students; other participants: 100 €

Instructors and contact information:
David Whipp and Lars Kaislaniemi
Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki

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