Ocean Leadership - Experience-based master
All life on Earth depends on the ocean. It generates oxygen, helps regulate the climate, sustains a rich diversity of lifeforms, and is a source of food, energy, medicine, recreation, and livelihoods for billions of people. However, the diverse demands on marine resources combined with increasing pressure from global challenges such as climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and inequity currently threaten the ocean as a life-support system. To ensure sustainability and resilience, there is an urgent need to develop creative solutions that take advantage of the opportunities of the blue economy and address these challenges in an integrated manner.
This requires a new generation of leaders. Leaders who can navigate conflicting values and interests to integrate knowledge and action across different scientific disciplines, marine sectors, and levels of governance. As well as leaders able to leverage the power and promise of the digital era through effective engagement with cutting edge information and communication technologies (ICT).
The Ocean Leadership program builds awareness of interconnected ocean challenges and enhances capacities for collaboration, integration and transformation so that participants are well placed to help lead the shift towards more sustainable and resilient systems.
Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet
UiT Norges arktiske universitet er et breddeuniversitet som bidrar til en kunnskapsbasert utvikling regionalt, nasjonalt og internasjonalt. Her studerer over 16.000 studenter – fordelt på over 200 studieprogrammer. UiT har studietilbud på ti steder: Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes, Hammerfest, Harstad, Narvik, Bardufoss, Bodø,...