eals with sustainable utilisation and conservation of Arctic coastal and marine environments, including exploitation of resources, transportation and tourism, focussing on sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, and indigenous utilisation of coastal environments.
The ultimate goal is to allowing people who live long distances apart to share information that can have positive effect on their being. To enhance the cooperation of quantitative and qualitative cooperation and research on coastal and marine issues in the Arctic. A special focus will be put on value creation from marine environment as important source natural resources. Participants will be encouraged to engage in comparative dialogue so their previous local research can be viewed in regional context from different viewpoint
- Build up an Arctic Coastal and Marine Management Network of teachers, researchers and students.
- Exchange knowledge and best practice
- Invite regularly for conferences/workshops in the field, including NGO's and stakeholders
- Intensify teacher and student mobility within existing funding-programmes
- Promote Arctic Coastal and Marine study opportunities (go north)
- Develop and market field schools in the field
- Develop one common, web-based, master's course rather than a whole joint programme
- Develop a study kit on Coastal+Marine issues for the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies
- Initiate research in the field
- Open up opportunities for external funding
Activities in 2012
- Contact, list and formally sign up the universities, institutions and researchers that already have expressed their interest of participating in out network.
- Initiate the process of designing strategy for the network.
- Collect information about online courses and other distance learning activities and analyse the possibilities for joint online courses.
- Explore the interest in a joint summer course to encourage student and staff mobility.
- Saint Petersburg University
Director Dr. Peter Weiss, University Centre of Westfjords, Iceland
Email: weiss (at) uwestfjords.is
Project Manager Bjarni Eiríksson, University of Akureyri, Iceland
Email: bjarnie (at) unak.is