Arctic Infrastructures in a Changing Climate (PhD)

Due to the fact that the climate is changing with higher expected temperatures, higher precipitation and probably higher storm activity, infrastructures have to be designed for this new climate scenario.


Settlements in the vicinity of steep slopes will be exposed to increasing risk for slope failures, slides in soil and rock, slush and snow avalanches. Through lectures and field trips students will be introduced to weather related geological processes and geotechnical aspects connected to design of buildings, roads, bridges and pipelines in a changing Arctic climate. Special emphasis will be put on evaluation of natural hazards, and mitigation measures for exposed subjects.

Prerequisites:
Enrolment in a Master – or Ph.D. program. Can by application be included into the undergraduate program

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryNorway
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceLife science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeSvalbard, Norway
Tagsenvironmentclimate changenatural hazardsmitigation measures
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