EBM is an environmental management approach that recognizes the full array of interactions within an ecosystem, including humans, rather than considering single issues, species, or ecosystem services in isolation.
The integrated management of the marine environment in the Svalbard area is based on the framework laid out in the management plan for the marine environment of the Barents sea and the sea areas off the Lofoten islands. The course has a special emphasis on hands-on experience in using assessment tools in operation today such as swept area, acoustic integration, tuned VPA, biomass models and on-going processes to develop the EBM concept. The course has a strong focus on the biological and ecosystem input to a full EBM procedure.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Institution||University Centre in Svalbard|
|Fields of study||Biology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)|
|Tags||ecosystemsenvironmental managementbiomass model|