Ecosystem-based Management of Arctic Marine Systems

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.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline15.04.2014
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistryEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard
Tagsecosystemsenvironmental managementbiomass model
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