Outlook to the Future - Coastal Arctic Scenarios

The course Outlook to the Future - Coastal Arctic Scenarios is taught from February 14-25. The course is taught by Adam Stepien, a political scientist working at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland.

The course brings together a broad range of transdisciplinary information on the challenges and developments taking place in Arctic coastal communities. Students also learn basic methodologies for thinking about the future: techniques that are commonly used in private and public organizations. In a workshop, we apply these foresight methods in creating future scenarios for northern coastal settlements. The scenarios are to allow students to develop and integrated view on developments, understand what is known, what is by nature uncertain and what we still need to learn in order to better understand the drivers and dynamics of change in the Arctic.

The course is one of the elective courses of the master’s programs in Coastal Communities and Regional Development and Coastal and Marine Management.

All master’s level courses at the University Centre are open to participants from other universities as well from the corporate world. The language of instruction is English, as the student group is international.

All further information about application procedures, entry requirements and course fees are available at the Open Courses webpage.

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