Event Type
Field Training and Schools
Event Dates
2018-06-18 - 2018-06-22
Portland, Maine

Organizers invite registration for the 2018 Arctic Summer Institute titled Arctic Law, Science, and Policy. This is a pass/fail, two credit or Certificate of Completion course.

The goal of the course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary knowledge base and the tools to practically and responsibly participate in Arctic affairs.

Climate models predict that within ten years the Arctic will be virtually ice-free for at least several weeks during the year and the pace appears to be accelerating. Abrupt climate change is producing Arctic warming and generating new shipping routes, business opportunities, and access to resources in ways that affect states, Indigenous peoples, the Arctic environment, and more. Effective participation in this new Arctic requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills.

Course topics will include:

  • Arctic science
  • Law of the Sea
  • Maritime shipping
  • Geographic information systems
  • Maritime history
  • Indigenous peoples
  • North Atlantic trade
  • Governance and environmental Regulation
  • Geopolitics and maritime security
  • Arctic Public Engagement

Registration deadline: 15 May 2018.