Adaptation Planning

Challenges for coastal cities and towns in light of predicted future climatological changes, and strategies to prepare for possible impacts.

Climate change adaptation is a rapidly evolving field in coastal and marine management. Coastal armouring was once the ‘go to’ approach for protecting communities, land uses and infrastructure from coastal flooding and erosion, but climate change is making us rethink our ‘defense’ mentality in occupying the coastal zone. In this course, we explore the impacts of climate change on coastal regions and consider new opportunities to redefine our relationship with the coast. We use lectures and seminars and work in small teams and individually to learn about adaptation strategies and tools, and study and critique adaptation approaches in select coastal regions and communities.



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 instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date03.05.2021
End date14.05.2021
Registration deadline01.04.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental protection (others)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Westfjords
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