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Høst 2023

SVF-3650 Sustainable Aquaculture for Low Trophic Species - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Norges fiskerihøgskole

Type of course

This is a master’s degree level course. It is a voluntary component of any master program in fisheries aquaculture, biology or business development.

Course contents

This interdisciplinary online course on Sustainable Aquaculture for Low Trophic Species takes you on a journey of exploring the principles and practices of low trophic aquaculture. This course is designed for students from various disciplines, including biology, environmental science, governance, and business, who are interested in learning about the opportunities and challenges of producing aquatic organisms in a responsible and efficient way.

Throughout the course, we will cover a range of topics including the biology and ecology of aquatic species, the design and operation of low trophic aquaculture systems, the environmental impacts and mitigation strategies, the economic and social aspects of aquaculture, and the policies and regulations that govern the industry. We will use a combination of video lectures, readings, case studies, and assessments to deepen your understanding of the subject matter.

The course is a result of the AquaVitae project, and it is developed by UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Our course instructors are experts in their fields, working in academia, research and industry across the Atlantic, and are looking forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you.

Participants will complete module quiz exams (yes/no, true/false) or multiple choice, open-ended questions with short answers or with a possibility to revise the answer, and peer-assessment. Participants receive a UiT SALTS101 Certificate | UiT OpenedX by successfully completing 60% of the course content.

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree in a relevant field (technology, biology, economics, social sciences, marine sciences etc)

Application code: 9371

Objective of the course


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Teaching methods

This interdisciplinary course is an open online course on the OpenedX platform. You will get access to the platform through Canvas after being admitted to the course. It is self-paced with no mentor. You proceed through 11 modules, including 29 topics, all containing short videos, reading material, and assessments. You will meet 50 teachers and presenters from universities, research institutes and the industry, from several countries around the Atlantic.