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Summer school 2015: Arctic Ocean Governance as a Multifunctional Challenge


Application is now open for the interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc summer school 2015: "Arctic Ocean Governance as a Multifunctional Challenge", which will run 2-9 August in Longyearbyen.

The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), in cooperation with UNIS and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), announces an interdisciplinary PhD and Post Doc summer school in August 2015.

Up to 30 graduate and post-graduate students from different countries and research topics will be selected based on an evaluation of their applications.

The NVP international summer school 2015 will have a multi- and cross-disciplinary thematic approach to meet challenges and opportunities related to Arctic Ocean governance. The summer school has invited societal stakeholders from research institutions, shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, environment etc., as well as politicians to identify what supplementary Arctic-specific amendments are necessary to make the governance system of the region suitable to handle respective interests in a sustainable and effective way.

Scientists and experts from Norway and abroad will contribute to the summer school 2015 with lectures and with interactive student and teacher sessions. (See the programme for the summer school.) The participating students will be challenged to draft one or more publication during the course of the summer school for international journals.

The summer school will take place at UNIS and NVP in Longyearbyen 2-9 August 2015.

Application deadline: 30 April 2015

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