Navigation, Shipping and Offshore Activities in the Arctic

During this interdisciplinary course students will learn about past, current and future Arctic shipping and off-shore operations.

The lectures provide a holistic picture on multiple changes in the socio-economic, geopolitical, environmental, and climatic conditions that influence the recent development. The course will comprise several activities such as lectures, case exercises, group works, a fieldwork and an individual assignment. During the fieldwork we will have an excursion to the local harbor where we will meet and will have a chance to discuss shipping development with local stakeholders. The excursion will be followed by a boat trip where we will learn about the practical aspects of navigation. In addition to the course literature we will use news from mass media and videos to learn about the course topics


Prerequisites: Completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study. It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date17.05.2021
End date28.05.2021
Registration deadline01.04.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyTravel, tourism and leisureTransport services (broad programmes)Environmental protection (others)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
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