Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios

This course frames the Arctic as a region subject to a wide range of critical areas of change with the active potential to lead to the emergence of different, divergent or disruptive future states from those experienced today.

The course brings together a broad range of transdisciplinary information on the challenges and developments taking place in Arctic coastal communities. Students also learn basic methodologies for thinking about the future: techniques that are commonly used in private and public organizations. In a workshop, we apply these foresight methods in creating future scenarios for northern coastal settlements. The scenarios are to allow students to develop and integrated view on developments, understand what is known, what is by nature uncertain and what we still need to learn in order to better understand the drivers and dynamics of change in the Arctic.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryIceland
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date14.02.2022
End date25.02.2022
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studySociology and cultural studiesEnvironmental protection (broad programmes)Natural environments and wildlife
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagsmanagementarctic futurescenarios
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