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Arctic spring semester 2020

The Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) courses offered in Nuuk give your education an Arctic angle and provide you with first-hand experience of working in and with the climate, environment and communities of the Arctic. Together with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR), ARC offers five Arctic courses focusing on climate in the spring semester, and five courses in the fall semester from ARC/GINR and one course from University of Copenhagen. All courses are on graduate level.

The spring semester takes place in Nuuk, Greenland. As part of the course activity, we will have guest lectures from the local governance and from the local company ASIAQ (environment and climate survey). In order to attend you should go to the ASSP homepage and fill out the scheme. We will help finding accommodation in Nuuk for students and help applying for funding to cover accommodation and travel cost.

The four Arctic courses in the spring semester are:

Introductory safety course.: This course is offered by GINR and does not grand ECTS, but is mandatory for students who are going to work on sea ice.

Sea ice ecology: (5 ECTS). The course is offered by Aarhus University (AU) with teachers from AU and GINR. The course takes place in Nuuk but involve fieldwork outside Nuuk. See also this video from the Sea ice ecology course.

Sustainable use of living resources in the Arctic: (5 ECTS). The course is offered by Aarhus University (AU) with teachers from AU and GINR. The course takes place in Nuuk and involves field trips.

Greenhouse gases and climate effects in the Arctic: (10 ECTS). The course is offered by Aarhus University (AU) with teachers from AU and GINR. The course takes place in Nuuk but involves e-learning and fieldwork outside Nuuk.

Arctic Marine Ecosystems in a Changing Climate: (10 ECTS). The course is offered by Aarhus University (AU) with teachers from AU and GINR. The course takes place in Nuuk but involves fieldwork outside Nuuk.