Field course on Innovations in Aquaculture

This field course in the southern Westfjords of Iceland will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in arctic and sub-arctic 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.


Language: English and Icelandic (business plan)
Fee: ISK 10,000 (+travel+accommodation)

Note: UW will treat UArctic students as Erasmus- or Nordplus-students, i.e. no registration fee is charged. Just mention it on the application form.


Dr. Peter Krost, marine biologist and co-owner of the company CRM, Coastal Research and Management
María Maack, biologist and specialist in Ecological Economics


Please register by downloading the registration form from the webpages, fill in and attach to an e-mail to

Applicants are treated like applicants for all other single modules. More information is available here:

For further information, feel free to contact Peter Weiss, director of UW
tel: +354 450 3045

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish,Icelandic
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date22.03.2015
End date27.03.2015
Registration deadline06.03.2015
ECTS credits2.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyFisheries
Teaching placeTálknafjörður, Iceland
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