Summer semester 2020


General remarks

Teaching in summer semester 2020 is strongly affected by Corona pandemic. Please see "Corona pandemic: Restriction of campus operations...."


Lecture period: 06.04.2020 to 05.07.2020 

First exam period summer semester: 03.08. - 22.08.2020

Replacement exam period second exam period winter semester 2019/2020: 07.09. – 26.09.2020

Second exam period summer semester:  05.10. - 24.10.2020

Complete schedule: see below


Keep in mind - it's your responsibility not to miss any fixed dates and/or deadlines.

Practical courses, practical exercises and some seminars have compulsory attendance (FPO § 10).

Make sure that you sign the attendance list every course day!

Framework of courses:

  1. All of the five first semester modules are compulsory.
  2. Passed exams of the core modules of the first semester (MNF-bioc-101 and MNF-bioc-102) are the indispensable prerequisite for the core module of the second semester in summer (e.g. MNF-bioc-201 and MNF-bioc-202).
  3. Passed exams of ALL compulsory modules of first and second semester are theindispensable prerequisite for the core module of the third semester in winter (MNF-bioc-301).
  4. A short presentation of your planned master thesis ("proposal day") and a passed exam at the end of MNF-bioc-301 is the prerequisite to register your thesis (MNF-bioc-401) at the examination office.

For details concerning prerequisites look at the exam regulations in Biological Oceanography (p. 9-12).

Forms concerning exam withdrawal for good cause, medical certificate etc. ( forms).

General regulations concerning examinations can be found here.

Considerations concerning using first or second exam phase (CAU).

Exams are generally scheduled only for the semester where the modules are taught.

  • There are no exams for winter semester modules MNF-bioc-1xx and MNF-bioc-3xx in summer semester.
  • There are no exams for summer semester modules MNF-bioc-2xx in winter semester.



Examination Schedule (lecturers and students (link to CAU))

Timetables and course lists

General: Courses (lectures, seminars, practicals etc.) summer semester 2020

MSc. Biological Oceanography - second semester - lecture plan summer semester 2020 (click on "Stundenplan" for a complete time table).  As all the six different possible practical parts of MNF-bioc-202 are shown it looks heavily loaded - but you have to choose only two non overlapping parts.

Details: More detailed information concerning single courses and modules can be found on OLAT in general or via our module list, with links to the resp. module information on OLAT.

As you can take many optional modules outside of our curriculum (CAU-wide choices) these are not included in the example lists and timetables.

  • For optional modules within Biological Oceanography look at the module list.
  • For a selection of courses outside of our curriculum look here (optional courses outside of Biological Oceanography).

  • Schwerpunkt Biologische Ozeanographie:
    Dr. Jörg Süling
    Tel. (0431) 600 - 4454
    E-Mail: jsueling(at)
    Sprechzeiten nach Vereinbarung

    Schwerpunkt Meteorologie:
    Prof. Dr. Joakim Kjellsson
    Tel. (0431) 600 - 4057
    E-Mail: jkjellsson(at)
    Sprechzeiten nach Vereinbarung

    Schwerpunkt Physikalische Ozeanographie:
    Prof. Dr. Arne Biastoch
    Tel. (0431) 600 - 4000
    E-Mail: abiastoch(at)
    Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung 

    Schwerpunkt Geophysik:
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Ebbing
    Otto-Hahn-Platz 1
    D-24118 Kiel
    Tel. (0431) 880-3900
    Email: info(at)