A successful "A Changing Arctic" 2017 program
This week saw the conclusion the UiO International Summer School course "A Changing Arctic". The annual 6 week course is a blend of social science, law, and natural science lectures, and this year saw 13 students from a range of professional backgrounds and nationalities attend. As in previous years, CEED is heavily involved in the program; Carmen Gaina is course leader and a lecturer, course assistant is Grace Shephard, and this year's line-up included a lecture from Anne Hope Jahren.
Boom or bust? What an ice-free Arctic will mean for future generations.
The 2017 program saw several new components (full list with internal and guest lecturers can be found here including a lecture on the use of satellite data in the Arctic by Anja Strømme (Norwegian Space Institute).
Two exciting new outreach-assessment components were added - the first included a series public presentations on the question "Boom or bust? What an ice-free Arctic will mean for future generations". You can watch the presentations again from the Science Library's Youtube channel here
Furthermore, a blog site was added for the group work assignment "What are the key tools and mechanisms to prepare for a changing Arctic? The groups were tasked to address the question from the perspectives of one of the following regions; Russia, Europe, North America, and International.
We wish this year’s class all the best and look forward again to it next summer!