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Interdisciplinary PhD course in Marine Sustainability

Date: October 25, 2016

Future Earth Norway, Nord University and UiT The Arctic University of Norway invite PhD students working in fields relevant to healthy oceans and the sustainable utilisation of ocean resources to a week-long interdisciplinary PhD course in marine sustainability.

The course starts in Bodø, Norway, with lectures, a field trip and side event. Students will then board the Hurtigruten for stakeholder dialogues with some stops along the way in the Lofoten Islands. The programme finishes in Tromsø with further lectures, group work and another side event.

Along the way participants will improve their understanding of ocean issues across disciplinary boundaries and explore ideas and research methodologies around pathways to the sustainable use of the ocean under global change. Leading lecturers will support participants in better integrating knowledge from the natural and social sciences into their research. Side events, stakeholder dialogues and practical training in co-production will equip participants for including different perspectives into their work after the course is over.

Participation in the course is limited to 20 to 25 students, and the fee is 4,000 Norwegian Krone (about 450 Euros). The deadline for PhD candidates outside of UiT The Arctic University of Norway is 1 December 2016. Candidates from the university can apply by 10 January 2017.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, see the official announcement.