Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Geosci. Commun., 4, 399–420, 2021

Special issue: Virtual geoscience education resources (SE/GC inter-journal...

Geosci. Commun., 4, 399–420, 2021
Research article
28 Sep 2021
Research article | 28 Sep 2021

Teaching with digital geology in the high Arctic: opportunities and challenges

Kim Senger et al.

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Cited articles

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Beka, T. I., Senger, K., Autio, U. A., Smirnov, M., and Birkelund, Y.: Integrated electromagnetic data investigation of a Mesozoic CO2 storage target reservoir-cap-rock succession, Svalbard, J. Appl. Geophys., 136, 417–430, 2017. 
Bergen, K. J., Johnson, P. A., Maarten, V., and Beroza, G. C.: Machine learning for data-driven discovery in solid Earth geoscience, Science, 363, eaau0323,, 2019. 
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At UNIS, located at 78° N in Longyearbyen in Arctic Norway, we use digital outcrop models (DOMs) actively in a new course (AG222 Integrated Geological Methods: From Outcrop To Geomodel) to solve authentic geoscientific challenges. DOMs are shared through the open-access Svalbox geoscientific portal, along with 360° imagery, subsurface data and published geoscientific data from Svalbard. Here we share experiences from the AG222 course and Svalbox, both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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