Arcitc Marine Tourism

CMM20D Elective Course 4 ECTS
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This course will provide an overview of tourism in Arctic coastal/marine areas., concentrating on issues such as shared resource use and management; sovereignty tensions that involve tourism; adventure and expeditionary tourism; the logistical challenges of operating in remote marine environments; and the impacts tourism may have on the sustainability of the communities and environments in the region. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish between the different physical, social and political contexts present in Arctic coastal/marine tourism;
  • Recognize the differences and similarities in tourism in the Arctic with other regions of the world;
  • Evaluate the role tourism plays in the livelihood of communities in the Arctic;
  • Appraise the logistical complexity necessary to undertake tourism in coastal/marine regions the Arctic;
  • Recognize the collaboration and partnerships necessary to share management and sovereignty in the Arctic.