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Summer courses 2022 in Nuuk

Summer courses 2022 in Nuuk 

Two Arctic interdisciplinary summer courses in Nuuk.

Plastic in the marine Arctic – from sources to solutions

The deadline for registration has passed.

Plastics continue to pollute the marine environment around the world, and the North is no exception. The UArctic network on Arctic Marine Plastic Pollution with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland, and Aarhus University, Denmark, as hosts, offers an interdisciplinary summer school in Greenland, Nuuk, 1-5 august 2022 on the issue in an Arctic context. Combining approaches from the natural and social sciences with practical knowledge from community leaders, this course will cover techniques for assessing coastal macro litter sources and quantities in tandem with methods for incorporating local stakeholders both as resources and to raise awareness.

The course invites PhD students, but promising master and undergraduate students as well as other participants from indigenous groups or local organizations working on the topic are welcome. The course offers lectures, fieldwork, lab work, discussions and a local stakeholder workshop.

Special comments on this course:

This course is financially supported by UArctic. Accommodation and meals are covered by the project, but travel cost of 4500 DKK are on the expense of the student.

For more information:

If you have any questions, please contact Jakob Strand, e-mail: jak@ecos.au.dk or Lis Bach, e-mail:lb@ecos.au.dk

For more information, see the course description.

Climate change Effects on Nature and Society in the Arctic 

The deadline for registration has passed.

The field course will take place in Greenland and involve excursions to ecosystem sites, cultural landscapes and involve interactions with the local communities to learn about traditional knowledge and their view on climate change. In the field module we will use the nature and cultural landscapes in Greenland as an interdisciplinary research tool and connect the past with the present using Ecohistory with present and future environments. The UArctic network on Arctic Boreal Hub with Aarhus University, Denmark and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland, as hosts, offers an interdisciplinary summer school. The summer school will be a combination of e‐learning in spring and a field course in Greenland, Nuuk, 22-31 august 2022.

The course invites master and PhD students. The course offers fieldwork, lab work, lectures and discussions.

Special comments on this course:

This course is financially supported by UArctic. The cost of travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the Uarctic grant but there will be a small administration fee.

For more information:

If you have any questions, please contact Lise Lotte Sørensen, e-mail: lls@envs.au.dk

For more information, see the course description.