SAIL 2016: Call for Teachers

SAIL for Teachers 2016 onboard STS Fryderyk ChopinCall for teachers to the 2016 SAIL course on-board tall ship Fryderyk Chopin with start on 14th of August in La Coruña, Spain, and end on 28th of August in Blyth, England.
We are looking for motivated teachers coming from different disciplines covering aspects of sustainability in a broad sense, thus creating an inter-disciplinary and international learning environment, which can introduce students in complex issues related to sustainability. Teachers who are interested in trying something new – combining tall ship sailing with an unconventional teaching environment, which is extra-ordinary but can be both physically and mentally demanding. As a teacher you are expected to prepare and plan the course beforehand, as well as correct exercises and essays/reports after the course. English is the language of the course, applying teachers are expected to have an excellent level of English skills.
For more information please see the BUP web site.

Symposium: The Road from Paris

The Road From Pars: Implementing Cliamte Change managementThe Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region
Uppsala University, Sweden
6 - 8 June 2016
Registration for the symposium is now open.
The Symposium is a timely event, held six months after COP21 in Paris, and will involve stakeholders in the field of climate change in the widest sense, not only from local and national governments, but also from academia, NGOs and enterprises from across the Baltic Sea region.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 20th February 2016
Deadline for submission of papers: 10th April 2016
Deadline for full, revised papers: 30th April 2016
Deadline for registrations: 30th April 2016
For more info please see the Symposium web page or download the Symposium flyer pdf.

Atlas for a Changing Planet

Atlas for a Changing PlanetUnderstanding natural and human systems is an essential first step toward reducing the severity of climate change and adapting to a warmer future.
Maps and geographic information systems are the primary tools by which scientists, policymakers, planners, and activists visualize and understand our rapidly changing world. Spatial information informs decisions about how to build a better future.
Learn more at the Atlas for a Changing Planet.

Water, Climate and Society

University of BergenBergen Summer Research School 2016:
Water, Climate and Society
Every summer, the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) gathers one hundred doctoral students and young researchers of all disciplines from all around the world to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time — this year: water.
The result is a unique transdisciplinary environment where participants present, engage, discuss, progress their thinking and improve on their work. Many of the events are open to the public.
Registration deadline: March 1, 2016.

Baltic Rim Economies 5-2015

Baltic Rim Economies 5/2015In the latest issue of the free to download journal BRE - Baltic Rim Economies, 5/2015, you may read about:
  • Lars Strannegård: The power of education
  • Tarja Nuotio: Southwest Finland – at the heart of the Baltic Sea?
  • Hans Jørgen Koch: Bridging the Baltic with electricity
  • Matthew Kott: Becoming more “European” – in the wrong way
  • Sari Oksanen, Mervi Kunnasranta & Markus Ahola: Seals without borders – Baltic Rim countries share the same seals
  • and much more.