autumn 2021
SVF-3555 Marine Planning - 10 ECTS

Last changed 13.04.2021

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course is an integrated part of the IFM program, but is also open for single course students with relevant background. Entrance requirements as for the M.Sc. program in International Fisheries Management. 

Admission requirements

Application code: 9371

The course is an integrated part of the IFM program, but is also open for single course students with relevant background. Entrance requirements as for the M.Sc. program in International Fisheries Management.


Course content

The course focuses on marine planning and challenges related to this. Based on theories of marine planning, these challenges will be discussed, especially in relation to fisheries and aquaculture development and activities. The course will offer common practical tools used in marine spatial planning and fisheries management plans.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge and understanding:   

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the key theories and concepts used in marine planning
  • Broad knowledge of the various processes and accompanying tools used in marine planning
  • Basic knowledge of the main effects and challenges in and of marine planning
  • Broad knowledge of the relevant ways to address issues related to fisheries and aquaculture developments through marine planning

Skills:   

  • Can explain and elaborate on the various theories and concepts used in marine planning  
  • Can apply key theories and concepts to understand marine planning and how we can address challenges in marine planning
  • Can critically analyse and discuss, from a social science perspective, challenges in marine planning
  • Through independent work, be able to formulate and examine social scientific issues, as well as give a clear, coherent and academic presentation of these  

General Competency:   

  • Ability to critically reflect on key issues in marine governance    
  • Ability to collaborate, as well as work independently
  • Ability to communicate scientific work   
  • Respect and apply scientific ethics and standards in research
  • Understand the value of social science and multidisciplinary perspectives 


Language of instruction

The language of instruction and all syllabus material is English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, presentations, case studies and written assignment.

Assessment

One-week home exam. The grading scale is A-F, where F is fail.

Coursework requirements:

  • Four assignments (written or oral)
  • Participation in a workshop dealing with marine planning

All work requirements must be fulfilled before you can sit for the final exam.

Re-sit exam: Students who did not pass the most recent exam can sign up for a re-sit exam that is arranged early in the next semester. 


Schedule

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SVF-3555