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Current Topics and Challenges in the Coastal Arctic

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 06. January - 16. April 2025
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CMM5504

About the course

This course is taught fully online.

It examines current challenges in the field of coastal studies and resource management in an Arctic context. The course will bring together perspectives of different international stakeholders, including those from academia and research, policy makers, practitioners, NGOs and business. Topics range from the adaptation to climate change, the implementation of SDGs, international and territorial conflicts, pollution, globalization, environmental justice, compensation and reparation, and threats to biodiversity. Being taught as online lecture series, this course will adjust and update its content to current and evolving fields in coastal studies with a special emphasis on management implications.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • has knowledge of current challenges in the field of coastal studies and management.
  • can identify and discuss arguments and policies related to current issues in coastal studies and management.
  • can contribute to academic as well as practice-oriented discourses.
  • Can connect and compare different stakeholder views on management related topics.
  • Can structure and synthesize arguments in contemporary debates on coastal studies.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 40% written assignments (learning journals/ reflection), 40% written assignments (online discussions on Canvas), 20% final essay

Final Exam: Assignment