Mineral resources in the Arctic: Environmental impacts and technologies

The aim of the course is to provide the students with skills to assess the environmental impacts of natural resources extraction and be able to suggest relevant technologies to prevent and mitigate environmental effects with special focus on Arctic conditions. 2 group reports will be part of the course.


Exam: Oral (oral exam on e.g. videolink. The exam date will be arranged with lecturer)
Assessment: 7-point grading scale
Number of lessons: e-learning
Syllabus: Selected chapters from Lottermoser, Bernd: “Mine Wastes, Characterization, Treatment and Environmental Impacts”, and articles and reports
Time: October 17 - November 25, 2016 (e-learning)
Language: English

Course responsible: Janne Fritt-Rasmussen (AU)/ Pernille E. Jensen (DTU)


The course is part of a program in Greenlandic Health and Environment of the Arctic. It consists of five courses on health and environment which will be offered by the UArctic partners: University of Greenland (UoG), Aarhus University (AU), and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) in autumn 2016 in Nuuk, and hosted by University of Greenland as well as the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The course package is aimed at students with a background in health science and natural sciences.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionIlisimatusarfik / University of Greenland
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits5.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceMining and extraction
Teaching placeNuuk, Greenland
Tagsnatural resourcesenvironmental protectionmitigation measuresextractive industries
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