Marine Geophysics and Hydroacoustics



There are many expeditions going on during the year, so many data sets are collected (seismics, OBS, multibeam, ....). Therefore, various bachelor and master theses can be offered.

If you are interested, please contact Sebastian Krastel or Jens Schneider.

Completed Theses


  •  Lucia Villar-Munoz (2019): Gas hydrate in sediments on the Southern Chile continental slope. Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jan Behrmann/ Prof. Dr. Sebastian Krastel.
  • Julia SCHWAB (2017) Sediment dynamic, slope instability and potential tsunami hazard at the outer Thai Shelf Margin, Mergui Ridge, Andaman Sea – Betreuung : Prof. Dr. S. Krastel / Prof. Dr. K. Stattegger
  • Wei LI (2017) Submarine landslides on passive continental margins: Examples from NW-Africa. Betreuung: Prof. Dr. S. Krastel / Prof. Dr. C. Berndt
  • Timo ZANDER (2017) Methane hydrates in Black Sea deep-sea fans: Characteristics, implications, and related geohazards – Betreuung : Prof. Dr. C. Berndt / Prof. Dr. S. Krastel
  • Judith ELGER (2016) Studies of submarine slope failures in the North Atlantic: Causes, timing and consequences. – Betreuung: Prof. Dr. S. Krastel-Gudegast / Prof. Dr. C. Berndt.
  • Stephanie KOCH (2016) Fluid Migration at Opouawe Bank, offshore New Zealand. – Betreuung: Prof. Dr. C. Berndt / Prof. Dr. S. Krastel-Gudegast. More ...


The working group offers regularly the following lectures (most in German):


  • Geologische Grundlagen der Geophysik 1 (MNF-geop-GGPH 1), WS
  • Feldpraktikum Messgeräte der Geophysik (MNF-Pher-110a), SS
  • Geologische Grundlagen der Geophysik 2 (MNF-geop-GGPH 1), SS
  • Übungen zu Einführung in die Geophysik II (MNF-EGPH), SS



  • Akustische Abbildung von sedimentären Strukturen im Ozean (MNF-geop-AGP10), WS
  • Digitale Bearbeitung geophysikalischer Daten (MNF-geop-NGP2c): Reflexionsseismische Interpretation, WS
  • Introduction to Marine Geology - Einführung in die Marine Geologie (MNF-geow-12), WS
  • Petroleumgeophysik (MNF-AGP6), WS
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (MNF-geop-SGP4), WS
  • Geophysikalisches Seminar (MNF-geop-SGP1), WS
  • Digitale Bearbeitung geophysikalischer Daten (MNF-geop-NGP2b): Reflexionsseismisches Processing, SS
  • Digitale Bearbeitung geophysikalischer Daten (MNF-geop-NGP2f): Bathymetrie, SS
  • Gesteinsphysik (MNF-geop-AGP12), SS
  • Submarine Mapping Excercises/Techniques (MNF-mgeo-SM), SS
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (MNF-geop-SGP4), SS


For more detailed information about the lectures, see UnivIS of the University Kiel.

Bachelor Physik des Erdsystems: more information about the study program can be found on the website of GEOMAR (German only).

Master Geophysik: More information can be found on the website of Instituts für Geowissenschaften (German only).