Innovations in Aquaculture

The field course will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in Arctic and subarctic regions.

Students will get an insight into the state of the art through lectures and visits to companies. The curriculum will focus on today’s limitations and challenges, an introduction to sustainable resource use and innovative management. Participants will then work individually or in groups on a range of ideas, leading to a business model according to the ‘Business Model Canvas’ for each project.

Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.



Dr. Peter Krost, marine biologist and co-owner of the company CRM, Coastal Research and Management. 


Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date14.04.2020
End date17.04.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits2.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEconomicsFisheries
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
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