Summer school in Nuuk 2022

The online registration to the interdisciplinary summer school – Climate change Effects on Nature and Society in the Arctic (5 ECTS) will open soon!

Deadline for registration is 1 March 2022.

The cost of travel and accommodation will be covered by the Uarctic grant.

Students accepted to the course will only need to pay a small administration and fieldtrip fee of 600€ and also pay for food and other living expenses.

Note that students from Greenland will not have to pay a course fee.

Time:

E-learning: Spring 2022.

Field course: medio August 2022

Course contents:

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.

Objectives of the course:

The aim of the course is to give the student:

·       Basic knowledge about climate change as a scientific phenomenon, as well as about mitigating it and adapting to it.

·       An understanding of methodologies in social and natural sciences.

·       An understanding of the connections between the environment, the economy, and the indigenous communities.

·       In sight in to both the challenges, innovative solutions and new opportunities offered by climate change.

Learning outcomes and competences:

·       The student gets the basic knowledge about climate change as a scientific phenomenon, as well as about mitigating it and adapting to it.

·       The student will be able to summarize changes in the Arctic nature and the effects on society, and has obtained knowledge of methodologies in social and natural sciences.

·       The student is able to look at climate change from various perspectives and make connections between the environment, the economy e.g. social ecological systems and the indigenous communities.

·       The student can explain what measures can be taken to mitigate climate change and how it is possible to adapt to it considering traditional knowledge.

·       Students can explain both challenges, innovative solutions and new opportunities (e.g. new shipping channels, accessing previously unreachable oil and gas sources, tourism, food resources etc.) offered by climate change.

For more information, see the course description

Questions:

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