How did the earth originate? How the oceans are formed? Was it due to a large collision or due to some other causes? Has the moon originated from the earth? How does the ocean bottom look like? Why are there some islands in the middle of the ocean? How and why do earthquakes occur? How do tsunamis form? Does the sea level change or was it the same for a long long time? What is the role of the ocean on human survival?
Marine Geologists and Marine Geophysicists attempt to answer these questions and worse - they bring up more questions .
In 1976, the Master programme in Marine Geology was founded as a division under the School of Marine
Sciences, CUSAT. In 1996, the division was elevated to departmental level as Department of Marine Geology
and Geophysics. The department has become one of the few in India to provide advanced study and research
opportunities in Marine Geology and Geophysics. The full-fledged two-year postgraduate programme in Marine
Geology was established in response to worldwide advancements in general and national demands in particular
in the area of Marine Geoscience. In 1992, a three year M.Sc. (Tech.) programme in Marine Geophysics was
created as a logical extension of the existing Marine Geology programme, which has been reformed into a two
year M.Sc. later. Since the commencement of the Marine Geophysics course in 1992, the Department's major
strength has been the synergy between Marine Geology and Marine Geophysics. Both programmes are
designed to meet the needs of various research institutions and survey organisations, as well as multinational
companies engaged in oil, natural gas, mineral exploration, seabed surveys, remote sensing, and groundwater
prospecting, by developing manpower in the fields of Geology and Geophysics, with an additional emphasis on
marine areas. In addition to postgraduate academic programmes, the Department is actively involved in Ph.D.
research in all key frontier areas of Earth Science research. For a creative tegirls-birthday-party-ideas.comg and research in Geoscience,
the Department is fully equipped with infrastructure, experiment and computational facilities.